The strongest winds from Isabel were felt along the Outer Banks , but wind gusts over 50mph were felt in the Triangle.
Another significant storm that had a major impact on North Carolina was Hurricane Floyd in 1999.
Hurricane Floyd was also a category 2 storm when it made landfall along the North Carolina coast. The biggest problem from Floyd was from the storm's heavy rains over eastern North Carolina. Rain totals as high as 15 to 20 inches were reported in some locations. The flooding from Floyd was so extensive it could be seen on satellite --
Residents of the Triangle in the 1990s will also remember Hurricane Fran that made landfall along the North Carolina coast in 1996.
Fran was strong enough to produce hurricane force wind gusts in Raleigh resulting in downed trees and powerlines across the Triangle.
Forecasts for the 2007 hurricane season are for this year to be an active one, but there is no way to know for certain if North Carolina will be impacted like we were in 2003, 1999, or 1996. The best advice is to know about hurricane dangers and stay tuned to the latest forecasts through the season, which runs through November.
Count on News 14 Carolina for the very latest information all season long. You can catch our tropical updates at :21 after the hour every hour. We'll also have more information on how you can prepare for the upcoming season this week in special reports that will air at :43 after the hour.
You can also find more information online through these links --