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.
Richard Trumper to join DPS as disaster recovery adviser
Currently disaster recovery executive director with the Office of State Budget and Management, Richard J. Trumper begins his new role Wednesday with the N.C. Department of Public Safety.
Talk to focus on nature-based coastal infrastructure
Dr. Sid Narayan presents “Forces of Nature: The Role Ecosystems Play in Protecting Coastlines and Communities,” Thursday in the Coastal Studies Institute on the ECU Outer Banks Campus.
Webinar set on resilient communities grant program
The Division of Coastal Management, which oversees North Carolina Resilient Coastal Communities Program, has scheduled Jan. 12 an informational webinar on the application process.
Advisory Committee to discuss mitigation funding plan
The virtual meeting is an opportunity for committee members and the public to share feedback on proposed changes to the state’s action plan for use of the federal mitigation funds.
Resilient Communities Funding Forum set for February
Registration information for the free, one-day forum in Greenville is to be announced in January.
Comments needed on draft regional resilience portfolios
The nine draft regional resilience portfolios, one for each region, are posted online and open for public review and comment through Dec. 5.
State seeks input on Albemarle region resilience projects
Residents of Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington counties are encouraged to attend the Nov. 10 in-person meeting in Hertford.
Eastern Carolina region resilience workshop set
The in-person workshops for residents of Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow, Pamlico and Wayne counties are set for Oct. 18-19 in Kinston.
State seeks feedback on Albemarle region resilience projects
A meeting is set for Sept. 29 in Hertford for residents in Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington counties.
Workshop set on Cape Fear regional resilience project
The project is to identify ways to help communities in Columbus, Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties prepare for and recover from natural disasters and climate hazards.
Coastal governments get $1.14 million for climate resilience
The funding supports work to help coastal communities mitigate and adapt to the increasingly intense natural hazards of a warming planet.
Research network to link environmental, social sciences
Researchers, with recent funding from the National Science Foundation, are working to bring forward voices from rural, poorer coastal NC communities most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.
Coastal residents asked to weigh in on resilience planning
Officials said diverse stakeholder partnership is needed to ensure that the scope of work reflects local priorities.
Plan would fund clean energy, hog farm buyouts, resilience
The governor’s proposed $29.3 billion 2022-23 budget funds offshore wind industry infrastructure, buyouts of hog farms in floodplains, forest preservation and management, and expansion of climate resiliency programs.
Workshops set on eastern NC resilience projects
Online workshops will allow for residents in Eastern Carolina Council of Governments and Mid-East Commission counties to provide direct input on resilience planning.