This week in history we look back 10, 25 and 50 years to see what was going on in the eastern Wake County area.
In 2004, floodwater protection was under scrutiny in Zebulon. In 1989, Zebulon was preparing for a test of its emergency alert system. And in 1964, a local teacher received a grant to UNC for a science session.
With Hurricane Arthur fresh on everyone’s mind, people are thinking about hurricane precautions. In 2004, 5 years after Hurricane Floyd, the town of Zebulon was still having issues with flood sites.
Making sure the public is aware of emergencies that potentially threaten their safety is a big deal. In 1989, no one had smart phones, and very few people had cellular phones. No one had the ability to receive amber alerts, weather warnings and other emergency texts custom-tailored to certain localities. So Wake County used the next best thing.