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North Carolina's Hurricane History

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NORTH CAROLINA'S HURRICANE HISTORY is a richly illustrated record of more than 50 hurricanes known to have struck the Tar Heel state from the days of the first European explorers through hurricane Emily in the summer of 1993. Includes over 200 maps, photographs, and illustrations.
Paperback, 206 pages
Published June 15th 2006 by University of North Carolina Press (first published 1995)
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Oct 09, 2016 Jean rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my "go to" book to review the history of hurricanes in North Carolina. I have bought each edition since the first one published in 1995. The third edition was published in 2001; this fourth edition was published in 2013.

The seventh chapter is all new. It covers Isabel (2003 which went through my hometown of Murfreesboro), the active season of 2004 (Alex, Bonnie, Charley, Frances, Gaston, Ivan, and Jeanne), Ophelia (2005), Irene (2011), and Sandy (2012).

I love the way Jay Barnes sets th
David Ward
North Carolina's Hurricane History by Jay Barnes (UNC Press 1998)(551.552) is a thoughtful compendium of hurricanes from the 1500's forward that have significantly affected the North Carolina coast. I found particularly interesting the accounts of flooding in New Bern and Morehead City, which has occured numerous times. Trivia: There has never been a Category Five storm to hit North Carolina. My rating: 6.5/10, finished 9/7/11.
David R.
Lots of material on Fran and Floyd (and vivid material at that), not much on storms before the 1940s. This is not intended to be a comprehensive historical treatment, nor especially one focused on the mechanics of hurricanes.
May 08, 2011 Corey rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2011
Informative but a bit dry and really needs to be updated to reflect the hurricanes through 2010 at least. The latest one is Floyd in 1999 so hearing it talk about that Hurricane being the worst ever is a bit odd in light of Katrina etc.

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