Hurricanes: North Carolina and three other southern states lead the nation in the number of billion-dollar weather-related disasters since 1980.
Tornadoes: In North Carolina, tornadoes can occur with little or no warning throughout the year. The peak season, however, is March through May.
Flooding: Flooding can occur at anytime of the year and just about anywhere in North Carolina. In 2005, the National Weather Service issued 116 flash flood warnings throughout the state.
Winter Weather: Heavy snowfall and extreme cold can immobilize an entire region. Even areas that normally experience mild winters can be hit with a major snowstorm or extreme cold.
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