A winter storm warning is in effect today for Beaufort, Dare, mainland Hyde, Martin, Tyrrell and Washington counties. A winter storm advisory is in effect today for the rest of Eastern Carolina. The threats are snow, sleet and freezing rain.
Preparing for the next hurricane to hit should be at the top of everyone's list right now.
Residents in the East were literally "taken by storm" when Hurricane Floyd ransacked our coast in 1999. You'll need things like flashlights to generators to canned foods.
Many hardware stores have hurricane tracking and preparedness guides that are available, listing in them everything from tarps, batteries, wood for your windows and water for you.