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.
Registration is open for the workshop set for 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the New Hanover County Arboretum and North Carolina Cooperative Extension Auditorium in Wilmington.
DEQ’s Division of Mitigation Services is looking for input on developing a framework and tools to help reduce flood risk and make communities more resilient.
Ocracoke residents, property owners, and other stakeholders are being asked to attend a meeting Jan. 27 and fill in a short survey on ways the community can be more resilient.
Beaufort officials are hosting Jan. 27 a virtual meeting to go over the first phase of the “Resilient Beaufort” initiative, a project through the state’s Resilient Coastal Communities Program.
A strong low-pressure system is expected to impact eastern North Carolina late this weekend.
After years of climate disasters across North Carolina, the newly approved state budget includes hundreds of millions of dollars for new programs and initiatives to address flooding and bolster resilience to storms.
“We’ve already started seeing how coastal communities are experiencing flooding more often than they were before and especially on sunny days, outside of storm events when tides are particularly high,” says UNC researcher Miyuki Hino.
N.C. 12, the Outer Banks’ major highway, could become impassible over the weekend from ocean overwash as a coastal low moves along the coast.
FEMA is calling for feedback on the program’s management and impacts on threatened and endangered species and their habitats.
The state and FEMA awarded New Bern close to $1 million to demolish eight flood-prone homes.
Zena Underwood and her husband Mark saw their home flood repeatedly, including during Hurricane Florence, before a state buyout program helped them move and took the property off the market for good.
The state and FEMA have approved a hazard mitigation project grant of $1 million to improve disaster resilience in Currituck County.
Results from a recent NC State study highlight the double whammy of microbial contamination of surface waters posed by failing human wastewater infrastructure and animal agriculture after storm inundations.