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The Winston-Salem Police Department is searching for Kadeem Dominique Williams
April 25, 2015 1:25 AM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man, Kadeem Dominique Williams.

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The Pasquotank County Sheriff is searching for Christi Joanne Bills
April 22, 2015 2:21 PM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Christi Joanne Bills.

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The Cumberland County Sheriff is searching for Jennifer Renee Heisel
April 14, 2015 2:37 PM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Jennifer Renee Heisel.

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The Edgecombe County Sheriff Office is searching for Clinton Condery Jr
April 1, 2015 1:22 PM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man, Clinton Condery Jr.

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The Fayetteville Police Department is searching for Marcus L Brodie
March 25, 2015 2:01 AM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man, Marcus L Brodie.

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The RALEIGH POLICE DEPARTMENT is searching for JAMES KEITH MCGIRT
March 8, 2015 12:56 AM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man, JAMES KEITH MCGIRT.

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The on behalf of Horry County Police Department SC is searching for Danny Atkin
January 29, 2015 3:35 PM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man, Danny Atkin.

Hurricanes

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North Carolina and three other southern states lead the nation in the number of billion-dollar weather-related disasters since 1980.  Most of those disasters are tropical-storm related.

The North Carolina coast is the most vulnerable to a direct hurricane strike, but inland cities and towns across the state can also be devastated by the high winds and potential tornados, storm surges, flooding and landslides from hurricanes and tropical storms. 

During hurricane season, from June 1 to November 30, you should have a family emergency plan in place and a family emergency supplies kit assembled.

Also:

  • Know your evacuation routes and locate your local emergency shelters.
  • Don't get caught by surprise. There is not enough time to think of everything you need to do when a hurricane gets close.
  • As a hurricane moves closer to your area, begin monitoring the weather reports every hour.
  • Listen for hurricane watches and warnings.
  • Put fuel in all vehicles and withdraw some cash from the bank. Gas stations and banks may be closed after a hurricane.
  • If authorities ask you to evacuate, do so promptly. 
  • If you evacuate, be alert to flooded or washed-out roads. Just a few inches of water can float a car.  Remember:  Turn Around, Don't Drown.
  • Keep a photo I.D. that shows your home address. This may become important when asking a police officer or National Guard member for permission to re-enter your neighborhood.
  • There is never enough time to get ready for nature's fiercest weather. Give yourself and your family a head start.