The Earl C. Davis Memorial Bridge, right, is still in use Wednesday as the only route for motorists on and off of Harkers Island, while construction continues on its replacement.
During the meeting, residents will be encouraged to share their experiences with where flooding happens, conditions that lead to flooding, things that make flooding worse, and other water-related concerns, as well as what they value about the region and important places to protect.
The Jarrett Bay Boatworks campus is turned into a peninsula Monday as the waters of Eastman Creek rise over Tuttle Grove Road north of Beaufort. Sept. 25-Oct. 4 has been a period of king tides, the highest high and lowest low tides of the year — when the sun is aligned with the Earth and the moon is at its closest point to the Earth. Photo: Dylan Ray
A Duke Energy truck is seen passing through floodwater along Community Road in Davis in Down East Carteret County Thursday as the effects of Tropical Storm Idalia on the North Carolina coast became clear in the morning light. The utility said that high winds and flooding left about 20,000 Duke Energy customers without power Thursday morning, but more than 60,000 customers have had power restored since Wednesday.
The North Carolina Real Estate Commission is now poised to consider giving home buyers the right to know a home’s flood history and other flood risk information.
Wetlands Watch environmental organization has teamed up with North Carolina King Tides Project to document extreme high tide events.
Officials with the N.C. Recreational Water Quality Program said the stormwater was being pumped to minimize flood damage and to ensure roads are accessible by emergency vehicles.
NCDEQ will hold public sessions in New Bern, Lumberton and Wilmington to gather feedback on the statewide initiative to address riverine flooding.
The Global Marine Science Summit, May 17-19 at UNCW’s Center for Marine Science, will focus on regional concerns with global implications such as sea level rise and flooding.
Researchers with the Sunny Day Flooding Project used Beaufort’s Front Street as a case study to test a new, real-time sensor framework for detecting and measuring coastal flooding.
NCDEQ staff and AECOM consulting firm began working with local and state agencies, nonprofits and others last month on creating the draft statewide Flood Resiliency Blueprint.
The Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board has appointed a committee to advise the Division of Mitigation Services on including underrepresented communities in its development of a statewide flood resilience plan.
The North Carolina Real Estate Commission last week agreed to move forward on a petition filed by a coalition of advocacy groups to add flood-related disclosure requirements.
The waters of Styron Creek in Sea Level are pushed by high winds Monday onto Cedar Creek Road blocking access to a fish house in Down East Carteret County. Photo: Dylan Ray
The Dynamics of Extreme Events, People and Places project is a collaboration of social and environmental scientists and engineers working to understand how flooding disasters disrupt people’s lives in coastal North Carolina and how communities respond and rebuild.
The Topsail Island town was recently awarded grants to cover the cost of the nature-based solution for its critical stormwater problems on a portion of South Shore Drive, the main thoroughfare and a state highway.