It’s Severe Weather Preparedness Week in North Carolina

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It’s Severe Weather Preparedness Week in North Carolina.

As spring and severe weather season quickly approaches, the National Weather Service is highlighting a different topic each day through Saturday.

Sunday’s topic was an overview for the week.

Monday focuses on severe storms and tornadoes.

Tuesday highlights ways to receive severe weather alerts and information about the statewide tornado drill, which will take place on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday will detail staying safe when high winds, hail and tornadoes strike.

Thursday is lightning safety, with Friday emphasizing flash flood safety.

The final day of Severe Weather Preparedness Week on Saturday focuses on making a plan and encouraging others to do the same.

Although severe weather isn’t as common in the Cape Fear as it is in other parts of the country, dangerous storms do happen.

From 1991 through 2021, there were 412 injuries and 35 deaths from severe weather events.

It’s important to make sure you’re prepared ahead of the approaching severe weather months.

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