• Hurricane Hunters help Charlotte area prepare for 2019 storm season

    By: Tony Sadiku , Jaclyn Shearer


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The annual Hurricane Awareness Tour made its first-ever stop in Charlotte on Thursday, giving attendees a rare opportunity to step inside a Hurricane Hunter aircraft.

    [SPECIAL SECTION: Tracking the tropics]

    The event is open to the public from Thursday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Attendees will be able to tour hurricane reconnaissance aircraft, as well as hear from hurricane experts -- including the director of the National Hurricane Center.



    Severe Weather Team 9 is also on hand to demonstrate the tools and resources they use during tropical weather events to forecast and communicate threats to the public.

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    Last year, the Charlotte area felt the impact of two strong storms -- Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael. 

    The event promises to educate those who attend about hurricane preparedness and the importance of having a hurricane plan in place.

    [STORM GUIDE: Preparing your family for the 2019 hurricane season]

    Charlotte is the fourth of five stops on the national tour. CLICK HERE for the full list of presenters and exhibits.

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