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science icon The Science of Hurricanes

Hurricanes and Typhoons - Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia via NC WiseOwl

A Fierce Force of Nature - hurricane information from NASA

Tropical Twisters: Hurricanes - How They Work and What They Do

Hurricanes: Storm Science - online exhibit from the Miami Museum of Science

Eye in the Sky: Hurricanes

Hurricanes - information from National Geographic Kids

hurricane icon The Impact of Hurricane Floyd

Hurricane Floyd Fact Sheet

Hurricane Floyd's Lasting Legacy: Assessing the storm's Impact on the Carolina Coast

NASA satellite images of Floyd

Climate-Watch for September 1999 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Map of rainfall for September 1999 - National Cilmactic Data Center

Two Months of Flooding in Eastern North Carolina, September - October 1999: Hydrologic Water-Quality, and Geologic Effects of Hurricanes Dennis, Floyd, and Irene - report from the U.S. Geological Survey

"Reclaiming Sacred Ground: How Princeville is Recovering from the Flood of 1999" (pdf) - An article from the NC Humanities Council about the post-Floyd rebuilding effort in Princeviile, the oldest town incorporated by African-Americans in the United States.

Princeville Remembers the Flood (video) - In this 2004 documentary, produced by the North Carolina Language and Life Project at NC State university, citizens of Princeville are interviewed about the impact of Hurricane Floyd and the rebuilding process in their town. The video may be ordered from NC State here.


  • Barnes, Jay. North Carolina's Hurricane History. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2001.
  • Barnes, Jay. Faces from the Flood: Hurricane Floyd Remembered. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004.
  • Rickert, Ellen Wood, ed. Eye of the Storm: Essays in the Aftermath. Wilmington: Coastal Carolina Press, 2000.
  • Fay, Julie, ed. Watching TV Off the Back of A Fire Truck: Voices From the Floyd Flood in Eastern North Carolina. Greensboro: Crossroads Press, 2005.

stories icon More Personal Hurricane Stories

Yearbook 2006 - Experiences of New Orleans high school seniors displaced by Hurricane Katrina in 2005

Alive in Truth: The New Orleans Disaster Oral History and Memory Project - Digital archive of oral histories from Katrina survivors

American Experience: The Hurricane of 1938 - Read personal accounts from survivors of the 1938 Atlantic Hurricane and view a timeline of U.S. storm disasters

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Citation Information

How to cite oral histories:

Hall, Billy Ray. "Oral History Interview with Billy Ray Hall, January 20, 2000." Interview K-509. Southern Oral History Program Collection #4007. Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South. 2004. University Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Date you accessed site. <>.

Chicago -
Lee, Renee and Ashley. Dec 19, 1999. "Oral History Interview with Renee and Ashley Lee, December 19, 1999." Interview K-284. Southern Oral History Program Collection. Documenting the American South. University Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1999.