Gov. Perdue declares Hurricane Awareness Week

June 1, 2009 5:33:32 AM PDT
North Carolina's governor says residents should prepare for possible tropical storms and hurricanes as the state marks the 10th anniversary of its costliest storm.Gov. Beverly Perdue has declared this week as Hurricane Awareness Week and said tropical systems can bring weather-related problems from the mountains to the coast.

Perdue reminded residents this is the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Floyd, which killed 52 people in North Carolina and caused more than $6 billion in damage.