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.
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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The event promises to educate those who attend about hurricane preparedness and the importance of having a hurricane plan in place.
Charlotte is the fourth of five stops on the national tour. CLICK HERE for the full list of presenters and exhibits.
Watch the video at the top of the page as Meteorologist John Ahrens gives you a glimpse into the tools used to help you prepare for hurricane season, including the famous Hurricane Hunters' plane.
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