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.
Approval of the requested development ordinance text amendment could clear the way for construction of high-rise condominiums on a flood-prone 8-acre parcel near the Battleship North Carolina that a coalition of six organizations says would destroy habitat and areas of historic and cultural significance.
North Topsail Beach, Surf City and Topsail Beach held their first public meeting Wednesday to begin the process of identifying a coastal resilience project using nature-based solutions and state funding to benefit all three towns.
An open house is set for next week to give the public a chance to hear about and share their thoughts on climate change and resiliency issues on Topsail Island.
The state’s new Regional Resilience Portfolio Program was formed to help eastern North Carolina communities that were impacted by Hurricane Florence plan for climate change.
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s grants support North Carolina projects by NCDEQ, Navassa and the National Audubon Society.
The state and FEMA have approved a hazard mitigation project grant of $1 million to improve disaster resilience in Currituck County.
State transportation officials say they are collaborating with climate scientists to improve design standards for bridge and roadway projects that better anticipate the effects of climate change.
Amid broad bipartisan agreement on resiliency, flood mitigation and land conservation policy and funding in Raleigh, there are certain terms that still raise suspicion among some in the legislature.
Applications are being accepted for a coastal research fellowship and a team coastal resilience project competition in the Albemarle-Pamlico region.
The House budget unveiled Thursday includes almost $2 billion for flood prevention, resiliency and stormwater and wastewater infrastructure, but a provision affecting wetlands protection may conflict with those goals.
Although details are yet to be finalized, the deal struck this week on a major federal infrastructure spending plan could mean billions for N.C. transportation, resilience and clean water projects.
Hatteras Island residents can attend a meeting Wednesday with UNC Chapel Hill researchers to help prepare and recover from storms.
William Ray, currently chief of staff at North Carolina Emergency Management, has been appointed to serve as the division’s new director.
The large-scale Stoney Creek project in Wayne County has shown that using natural and working lands to hold back stormwater can be an effective solution to repeated flooding of homes and infrastructure, but some places face a losing battle.