hurricane

My Flight Through Floyd

From: Richard W. Adkins, WRAL-TV, Raleigh, NC I love what I do. I love it on many levels. And one of the reasons I love it is because things are never the way you think they will be. I headed in for work on Wednesday thinking I was bound for the barrier islands. Floyd was predicted to hit North Carolina in 24 hours and I knew I would be at…

Jack Packs

From: Richard W. Adkins Meet Jack. Jack makes packs of snacks. Jack’s packs of snacks are called Jack-Packs. This tongue twisting Suess-like tale is not a children’s story of simple sentence, rather it’s a novel of survival through North Carolina’s violent hurricane history. Jack Edwards, 20+ years of a camera on his shoulder, now sits in his office as Operations Manager for WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina. “I started shooting…

THE LOST TRUCK (Hurricane Dennis)

It all started innocently enough.  Reporter Dale Gauding and I were on Outer Banks patrol in North Carolina, covering the storm.  I normally like covering the storms down there.  It’s like a road trip, and the surroundings are so much different.  The only problem develops in the fact that I’ve never really enjoyed the Outer Banks in nice weather.  It’s always stormy. We were up before dawn doing morning live…