Join North Carolina’s leading hurricane historian, Jay Barnes, for a free lecture that features a look back at great hurricanes that have affected the state--including those we know like Hazel, Fran, Floyd and Florence--as well as many that are long forgotten. A review of this history will help us better understand the nature of the threat they pose to our state.
Jay Barnes is an author, historian, and lifelong resident of the North Carolina coast. His books include North Carolina's Hurricane History (fourth edition; UNC Press), Florida's Hurricane History (second edition; UNC Press), Faces from the Flood: Hurricane Floyd Remembered, (UNC Press), and Hurricane Hazel in the Carolinas (Arcadia Publishing).
As a hurricane historian, he lectures widely on U.S. hurricanes, and has appeared in various productions for The Discovery Channel, The History Channel, The Weather Channel, NBC Nightly News, and others. He’s also a regular contributor to a variety of national and regional magazines. Visit his website at JayBarnesonHurricanes.com.
Barnes is a graduate of N.C. State University's College of Design, and holds a master's degree in advertising from Syracuse University. He was Director of the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores for more than 20 years and is currently the President & CEO of the nonprofit NC Aquarium Society.