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Is the National Weather Service station in Wilmington hurricane proof?

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The National Weather Service station in Wilmington has a storm shelter that can withstand winds up to 200 mph. (StarNews file photo)

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.

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