Cape Fear Hurricane Season could be active one
By Erin Smith For a number of years, Bladen County residents would look to Hurricane Hazel as the most catastrophic storm to strike our area. Since the 1950’s, more than 88 tropical weather systems have passed close enough to the North Carolina coastline to cause direct impacts to our region, according to National Weather Service Meteorologist Tim Armstrong. He said of those 88 storms, 61 have been classified as tropical storms and 26 have been classified as hurricanes. Hurricane Hazel was the storm many Bladen County residents would refer to when discussing hurricane season and the potential for damaging storms striking the area. However, in recent years, storms such as Fran, …..