The movement of Tropical Storm Erika northward has the southeastern United States on alert. But whether Erika peters out over land or survives and re-groups, peak hurricane season is upon us.
According to the National Hurricane Center, most tropical storms and hurricanes in the Atlantic Basin happen between mid-August and late October.
And now residents in Brunswick County have a new emergency notification system available, launched over the summer, called CodeRED. During sign-up, residents can choose whether to receive messages via phone call, text, or email.