Gov. Beverly Perdue is meeting with President Barack Obama on the first day of the official hurricane season.
Perdue is going to the White House on Wednesday to participate in the president's annual briefing on the hurricane forecast. Perdue and other state and local officials will discuss hurricane preparedness.
Perdue's office said Crime Control and Public Safety Secretary Reuben Young, state emergency management Director Doug Hoell (hoyle) and New Hanover County emergency management Director Warren Lee also will attend the briefing.
Federal government forecasters expect three to six major hurricanes during the Atlantic storm season. No major hurricane has made U.S. landfall in five years.