Summer storms are common in North Carolina and run the gamut from torrential rain and sudden winds to tropical storms and hurricanes.
NCDOT highway crews throughout the state routinely check equipment in preparation for the rapidly changing weather conditions during the summer months. Crews are on standby when a storm threatens the state and are ready to mobilize at any time should flooding occur or any other issues arise.
Hurricanes & Tropical Storms
Hurricanes and tropical storms can be a devastating force of nature for both North Carolina’s coast 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.
Heavy Rain & Flooding
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.
Call 511, North Carolina's toll-free travel information line, for the latest on current travel conditions, including major closures and wrecks, on interstate, state and U.S. routes.
Dial *HP from your mobile phone for help from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.
Motorist assistance from the NCDOT State Farm Safety Patrol is available in certain parts of the state.
TIMS, or Traveler Information Management System, provides real-time information on events that may affect travel across the state.
The N.C. Ferry Division has the latest on ferry schedules and routes.