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Preparing North Carolina for Severe Weather with Spectrum News

November 4, 2021

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Charter is committed to supporting the communities where our customers and employees live and work, especially in times of need and crisis. For states that often fall in the crosshairs of tornadoes, hurricanes, and other severe weather events, this means keeping our customers informed, safe, and connected.

Our Spectrum News weather teams provide storm preparedness checklists and useful guidance to help viewers prepare and stay safe. By using state-of-the-art technology, our expert meteorologists provide precise, zip-code specific and up-to-date forecasts as storms develop, and are equipped with the tools necessary to inform residents as storms move through their communities.

During the spring and summer months, parts of central and eastern North Carolina become prone to tornadoes, which can wreak havoc on homes and businesses in their paths. To help North Carolinians stay prepared, Spectrum News 1 North Carolina’s Chief Meteorologist Gary Stephenson offers viewers lifesaving tips to remain safe in the event of a tornado warning. These include:

  • First and foremost, seek shelter in a windowless room
  • Protect your head with helmets, pillows, etc.
  • Stay connected and informed of weather updates



North Carolina has more than 300 miles of ocean coastline, meaning the state is also vulnerable to tropical storms and hurricanes. Spectrum News 1 has North Carolinians covered on that front as well. Take a look at how Spectrum News helped residents stay informed and safe throughout hurricane season.



Our work serving communities begins long before these dangerous storms build up steam – Spectrum News provides 24/7 news, politics and weather coverage on over 30 linear and digital news platforms in ten states. Charter is committed to supporting the communities we serve when they need it most, including by helping prepare ahead of the storm, safely restoring service as quickly as possible, and rebuilding afterwards.

See more on how Spectrum News is keeping us connected when it matters most.