Links to More Information
North Carolina's Hurricane History
by Jay Barnes
This excerpt is from the chapter on Hurricane Hazel in the book North Carolina's Hurricane History, Third Edition, by Jay Barnes. This book was an invaluable resource for the Storms to Life project.
Hurricane Hazel Documentary
This website contains a 20-minute documentary on Hurricane Hazel produced in 2004 by the Raleigh news station WRAL. This site also includes a radio archive, photograph slideshows, and a discussion with East Carolina University geologist Stan Riggs about what would happen if another hurricane like Hazel were to strike North Carolina today.
The Wrath of Hurricane Hazel
Canadian Broadcasting Company
This website contains many archived television and radio news clips about Hurricane Hazel and its aftermath.
Worst Hurricane in North Carolina: 50 Years Later
by Willie Drye, National Geographic News
This article tells the story of Connie (Helms) Ledgett and her husband who survived Hazel by floating on a materess.
Event Summary: Hurricane Hazel, October 1954
by Michael Strickler, Douglas Schneider, and Jonathan Blaes,
This short case study describes Hazel's track, winds, storm surge, and impact.
NOAA Coastal Services Center
This website provides a short list of statistics of Hazel's impact on North Carolina.
Hurricane History: Hazel 1954
NOAA National Hurricane Center
This website summarizes many historical hurricanes in a few paragraphs each.