North Carolina is one of the most likely states to be hit by tropical weather systems in the US, behind Florida, Texas, and Louisiana.  Besides direct hits, North Carolina is also vulnerable to the effects of hurricanes far away from the initial landfall, including flooding and tornadoes.

A prime example of this was in 2004, when no hurricanes or tropical storms made direct landfall in North Carolina, but the state, especially the mountain region, received extremely heavy rains and widespread flooding and tornadoes.
While Alamance County Emergency Management will always be here for county residents when disaster strikes, the best plan of action is always to be prepared before disaster strikes.