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Computing Advances Make Waves for Flood Software

March 30, 2021

The Coastal Resilience Center uses modeling software called ADCIRC, which was co-developed by UNC marine scientist Rick Luettich, to predict and evaluate hurricane landfalls and flooding hazards.

Princeville Partners with Design Team to Limit Future Flooding

August 28, 2017

The Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence has partnered with the Town of Princeville, Edgecombe County, the NC State College of Design, and NC Emergency Management to help design a future for Princeville that reflects community needs and respects history.

A Refocus on Disaster Recovery

January 31, 2017

“In my opinion we are not investing nearly enough on the front end,” said Gavin Smith, professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and director of the Department of … Continued

Extreme Floods May Be the New Normal

August 19, 2016

Over the past year alone, catastrophic rain events characterized as once-in-500-year or even once-in-1,000-year events have flooded West Virginia, Texas, Oklahoma, South Carolina and now Louisiana, sweeping in billions of dollars of property damage and deaths along with the high … Continued

Natural Hazards in North Carolina

July 6, 2016

In the last three decades, North Carolina has been a steady victim of multiple major storms and flooding, landslides, drought, and wildfires. These natural hazards damage infrastructure, hurt the economy, and even lead to fatalities in some cases — which … Continued