The Hurricane termed as The Storm Of The Century, hit Eastern Carolina 8 years ago Wednesday.
At about 3 A.M. on Sept. 16, 1999, Floyd made landfall near Cape Fear, dumping from 15 to 20 inches of rain in some parts of the state over a 12-hour period. This was in addition to the 6 inches dropped by Hurricane Dennis ten days earlier.
Hydrologists labeled this a 500-year flood event-meaning a flood like this could only happen once in 500 years.
57 deaths were attributed to Hurricane Floyd.