As hurricane season approaches, emergency management officials said Wednesday they hope the Eastern Seaboard will not see a repeat of deadly and destructive Hurricane Sandy, but it is critical to plan for the worst.
Sandy crippled New York in late October. Streets, tunnels and subway lines were flooded; power outages were widespread; and fuel supply to the Northeast was disrupted, causing mass hysteria and panic.
The superstorm also affected nearly two dozen additional states, including North Carolina, as the storm surge dumped sand and water on N.C. 12 on the Outer Banks, buckling the islands’ only highway.
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