Tropical Storm Ernesto

2005 | September 24 – November 10, 2005

CDC activated its EOC to support public health needs in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Ernesto. Ernesto developed from a tropical wave off the coast of Venezuela on August 24, 2006.

Three days later, it grew to a category 1 hurricane near Haiti before weakening as it moved across Cuba as a tropical storm. Ernesto made landfall in Brunswick County, North Carolina on August 31, 2006.

Heavy rainfall from August 31 to September 1 resulted in extensive flooding of low-lying areas, roads, and streams across eastern North Carolina. CDC provided environmental, worker safety, and risk communication/health education. 

aerial view of a hurricane