10 Years Later, A Look Back At Hurricane Floyd

This week marks the ten year anniversary of the worst natural disaster to ever hit North Carolina.

At this time in 1999, we were preparing for Hurricane Floyd, which at the time was a category four storm. It would end up making landfall on September 16th as a category two Hurricane, but the worst was yet to come the hurricane moved slowly and dumped 10 to 24 inches of rain in the east, on top of the 8 to 10 inches of rain from Hurricane Dennis just two weeks earlier. Floyd claimed 52 lives and produced the worst flooding in the history of North Carolina, with waters extending well into the 500-year floodplain.

All this week at six we're going to take a look back at the impact of Floyd. Michael Baldwin has Monday's coverage from Rocky Mount.


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