The National Weather Service’s Wilmington station was built in 1993 and is rated for wind speeds up to 120 mph, which is equal to a category 3 hurricane, according to Mike Perdue, systems analyst for the building.
Perdue said the office also has a storm shelter that can withstand winds up to 200 mph. The building, he said, has never been damaged in a hurricane.
Date posted: January 3, 2012
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