As the East Coast readies for fall king tides — the highest high and lowest low tides of the year — two organizations that track the related flooding are encouraging volunteers to submit observations via smartphone apps.
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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.
The Flood Inundation Mapping and Alert Network provides real-time data on stream elevation, rainfall and weather parameters from over 550 gauges across the state.
A possible inflection point in property insurance markets, a proposed $40 million beach nourishment project, talk of a needed act of Congress — officials struggle with at-risk oceanfront homes in Rodanthe.
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.
The CRC Science Panel provides the Coastal Resources Commission with scientific data and recommendations pertaining to coastal topics.
The Feb. 8 virtual talk will be on sea level rise and its effects on rural northeastern North Carolina.
UNC student Molly Herring shares her experiences and observations from a university trip up the North Carolina portion of the Roanoke River.
Marine geologist Dr. Stan Riggs, who recently received the North Carolina Award, the state’s highest civilian honor, writes that society must adopt a more humble approach to live with changing coastal dynamics.
The web meeting is set for 1:30 p.m. Nov. 7 and is open to the public.
NOAA’s latest outlook for the U.S. predicts that by 2050, high tide flooding on a national scale is expected to happen between 45 and 70 days per year on average.
County commissioners during last week’s work session continued examining proposed development on riverfront property across from downtown Wilmington, currently being considered by nearby Leland for annexation.
Few options are available to deal with the problem of oceanfront houses at risk of collapse on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, except to try and clean up the debris once they fall.
The meeting is at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Building in Rodanthe.
UNC sea level rise researcher Rick Luettich says the report is notable for the certainty of its predictions.