From a national perspective this year’s hurricane season will be described using two words, “above average”. From a local perspective however, we will be using two different words, “Hurricane Irene”. The 2011 hurricane season was predicted to be a year with more activity in the Atlantic and not only did the forecast verify, but it also delivered a substantial amount of rain, wind and damage to eastern Carolina…all in a single weekend.
For locations like Florida, Georgia and South Carolina it was a pretty quiet year. Unfortunately, quiet for them turned historical for us. A small jaunt north of these states to Morehead City and you’ll find the birthplace of the deadliest and costliest tropical season in the last three years. It is here that Hurricane Irene made landfall.
The official end to the hurricane season will come at the start of December, but with the tropics silent, we’re already putting some numbers to this year’s season. I encourage you to click the video and see how this season stacked up against those in the past.