Storm Ready 2020: Preparing in a Pandemic

Hurricane Season 2020 is happening in the middle of a public health crisis.

"We hope and pray that that hurricane does not come this summer but in the event that it does come we will be ready for it," Gov. Roy Cooper has said.

The coronavirus pandemic has put pressure on state leaders as we anticipate an above-average storm season.

The First Alert Team and Eyewitness News is getting you prepared for what could be a double disaster.

Watch the full special in the video player above.

View the stories featured in the special below:
Chris Hohmann breaks down the 2020 Hurricane Season forecast
The climate change impact on hurricanes
National Hurricane Center prepping for 2020 season amid COVID-19
Preparing your hurricane kit during COVID-19
Amid pandemic, NC Emergency Management adjusts playbook for hurricane season
COVID-19 a double whammy for coastal businesses still recovering from two hurricanes
Here's what Ocracoke Island looks like 9 months after catastrophic flooding
Nearly 200 in Pender County still not back in their homes after Hurricane Florence
North Carolina's top doctor expresses concern about reliability of COVID-19 forecast models
Hurricane training for EMS crews looks different during COVID-19
NC Baptist Men help rebuild family's Robeson County home destroyed by Hurricane Florence
Financially strapped NCDOT has 'a lot of concern' about weathering hurricane season


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Hurricane hacks: Food in the washing machine and more
How to prepare for a hurricane
How to keep food safe during a power outage
Drinking water safety: What to know when a hurricane hits
2020 hurricane season: This year's storm name list
What happens to your home in hurricane-force winds?
Emergency kit essentials for hurricane season
Hurricane categories: Learn what the numbers mean
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