A winter weather advisory is in effect until 7am on Saturday for Beaufort, Mainland Hyde, Martin, Outer Banks Dare, Tyrrell, Washington and western Dare County. The threats are black ice and slick roadways.
It's a place that's often overlooked for emergency shelter during an evacuation due to a major storm. A new study by researchers at the Research Triangle Institute at Research Triangle Park say assisted living facilities, like the Carolina House of Greenville, are often put on stand-by mode. This allows them to take in extra people trying to escape harm's way. These facilities were chosen because they're well stocked with medicines and first aid kits, as well as trained nurses and sometimes extra beds. In the event of a major storm threatens Eastern Carolina, pre-approved American Red Cross shelters are usually the first line of protection. That's why nursing homes and assisted living facilities we talked with urge you to call ahead to inquire about available space before showing up at their door.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.