If you missed the presentation at the
Fessenden Center on Saturday, May 21, on the dangers of storm surge
during tropical cyclones -- featuring a storm surge expert from the
National Hurricane Center -- you can catch up with the audio of the
newest edition of "To the Point," the Radio Hatteras
interview show hosted by Island Free Press editor Irene Nolan.
Hurricane season officially got
underway just a few days ago on June 1, and on the June 5 "To
the Point" show, Nolan had three guests for the interview -- all
of them folks we depend on for information when tropical systems
threaten Hatteras Island.
The featured guest was Jamie Rhome, the
storm surge specialist with the National Hurricane Center in Miami,
Rhome was joined by Richard Bandy, who
is the meteorologist in charge of our local weather office in
Newport/Morehead City, just south of the Outer Banks, and Drew
Pearson, Dare County's director of Emergency Management.
The focus pf the program was on storm
surge, which causes much of the damage and loss of life in hurricanes
and tropical storms, which is why Jamie Rhome and his colleagues at
the Hurricane Center are working hard to improve storm surge
In the interview, all three guests
talked about new products that will be available to warn the public
about the dangers of storm surge -- including maps of the forecast
storm surge for our area when a tropical cyclone threatens. The new
products are intended to help the public be better prepared for storm
Rhome and Bandy also toured Hatteras
Island with Pearson and discussed the vulnerability of our barrier
island with first responders and Hatteras Island Commissioner Allen
Burrus. Both men say they picked up information that they will carry
back to their staffs in Miami and in Newport.
To listen to the interview, scroll down
to the "To the Point" logo and click on the arrow.
"To the Point" airs on the
island's community radio station,101.5 FM on southern Hatteras and
99.9 FM on northern Hatteras, at 5 p.m. on the first and third Sunday
of each month. It is repeated on the second and fourth Sunday. Those
who don't live on Hatteras can listen to the show on Sundays through
live streaming at www.radiohatteras.org.
MORE ABOUT RADIO HATTERAS
Radio Hatteras is Hatteras Island's
community, non-profit radio station and depends on grants,
memberships, and underwriting.
It broadcasts around the clock with
news -- including such things as surfing and fishing reports --
community announcements, music, and special programs. The station is
also now streamed live. To listen, go to www.radiohatteras.org.
Our community radio station
also needs your support, and you can give that by purchasing a
membership or by underwriting the station if you are a business or
another community non-profit.
Radio Hatteras memberships
are $50 for a family, $25 for an individual and $10 for a student.
Mail memberships and other contributions to Radio Hatteras, P.O. Box
339, Frisco, NC 27936.
or call (252) 995-6000 for information about underwriting