ECU Hosts Hurricane Conference

Emergency management agencies from all over the east, and National Weather Service members discussed what we can expect this hurricane season during a conference Wednesday at ECU.

Experts say we'll see an above average amount of tropical storms this summer, and it's time to get prepared.

Richard Bandy with the National Weather Service in Newport says, "People might be new to the area, they might want to research, are they in a flood plane? Are they vulnerable to storm surge? Are there a lot of trees around their house that could fall on them?"

Bandy says just because they expect more storms doesn't mean that all of those will make landfall, or hit here in North Carolina.

Hurricane season runs from June 1st through the end of November.