Weather in North Carolina can run the gamut from torrential rain and sudden winds to tropical storms and hurricanes to ice and snow.
Flooding is among the most frequent and costly natural disasters and can occur anywhere at any time of the year. It is a major concern following hurricanes and tropical storms that dump large amounts of rain and saturate soil.
Hurricanes and tropical storms are a devastating force of nature for both North Carolina’s coast but and the interior of the state. Once a hurricane makes landfall, the speed decreases, but winds of near-hurricane force can still do damage to inland areas.
Snow and ice each winter threaten nearly 80,000 miles of roadway across North Carolina, as well as 13,500 bridges.
There are a lot of facets to severe weather readiness and response, and NCDOT is committed to making sure that they are all in place and work well together before severe weather.