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What do turkeys and hurricanes have in common?   Thanksgiving -   the holiday weekend  marks the end of the 2019 hurricane season. This year powerful slow moving storms like Dorian invigorated the conversation about the impact of climate change on hurricanes.  BPR’s Helen Chickering talked with a climate scientist based here in Asheville who has been tackling that question.

National weather forecasters are calling for an above-average hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said today there's a 45 percent chance there will be above-normal storm activity in the Atlantic this year.

Updated Saturday 9:00 p.m.

Dare County Emergency Management says all major roads and bridges are now open. Flooding was worse than expected, as the back end of Hermine came through the Outer Banks. Ferries are expected to begin operating on Sunday, and the mandatory evacuation of visitors will likely be lifted.

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Gov. Pat McCrory is advising North Carolina residents to prepare for hurricane season, which officially begins June 1.

McCrory has declared Sunday through Saturday as Hurricane Preparedness Week. He's encouraging residents to update their emergency plans and supply kits. Hurricane season runs through November.

North Carolina already experienced tropical weather when Tropical Storm Ana brought heavy rain to the coast earlier this month.

Emergency kits should contain enough non-perishable food and a gallon of water per person per day to last three to seven days.