Help retell the story about Hurricane Floyd|Daily News seeks information about storm from residents

Published 4:11 pm Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Contributing Editor

Since Hurricane Hazel hit the Pamlico region in 1954, there’s likely just one hurricane that comes close to matching, perhaps surpassing, the devastation that storm left behind nearly 55 years ago — Hurricane Floyd in 1999.
The Washington Daily News will observe the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Floyd’s damaging trek through eastern North Carolina with several articles and photographs Sept. 16-17. The newspaper is asking any area residents, local governments, state agencies and other entities with memories of that storm, photographs of Floyd’s destruction and other pertinent information about the hurricane to share them with Daily News readers.
The Daily News staff is working on articles that will let area residents tell their stories about their experiences with Hurricane Floyd, how Hurricane Floyd resulted in changes in the emergency-management system in North Carolina and what meteorological influences may have played a role in the hurricane’s development and journey.
Hurricane Floyd and its associated flooding left behind death and destruction that still have people talking about it 10 years later.
Those willing to share their stories, photographs and other pertinent information about Hurricane Floyd should call the Daily News’ newsroom at 252-940-4220 or send an e-mail to If sending photographs by e-mail, please send them as attachments — preferably in jpeg format — to an e-mail message. Send no more than three photographs at a time. Be sure to include the following information for each photograph: the name of the photographer, where the photograph was taken, when it was taken (as accurately as possible) and what basic information about what the photograph depicts. If unable to e-mail photographs, drop photographic prints at the Daily News’ reception desk from 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Suitable photographs may be scanned for publication. Include a stamp, self-addressed envelope so photographs may be returned.
The deadline for submitting the items is 5 p.m. Friday. Not all items submitted will be used.