Flooding http://wunc.org en OBX Residents, Visitors Flee Hurricane Arthur http://wunc.org/post/obx-residents-visitors-flee-hurricane-arthur <p></p><p>Category one Hurricane Arthur has maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour.</p><p></p><p>Hatteras Island residents have begun a mandatory evacuation this morning, and a State of Emergency has been issued for all of Dare County. Hyde County has issued a voluntary evacuation for Ocracoke Island for 2 p.m. today.</p><p></p><p>National Weather Service Meteorologist Lara Pagano said North Carolinians can expect to feel the effects of the hurricane's outer bands today.</p><p></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:50:52 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 38356 at http://wunc.org OBX Residents, Visitors Flee Hurricane Arthur Have We Been Overestimating Flood Risk On The Outer Banks? http://wunc.org/post/have-we-been-overestimating-flood-risk-outer-banks <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>It would be easy to look at the newest round of floodplain maps and think that we've been wrong about the Outer Banks all this time.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Eric Mennel 33523 at http://wunc.org Have We Been Overestimating Flood Risk On The Outer Banks? Map Geeks Rejoice! NC's Flood Risk Map Is Here http://wunc.org/post/map-geeks-rejoice-ncs-flood-risk-map-here <p>This month, North Carolina launched <a href="http://fris.nc.gov/fris/">FRIS, the Flood Risk Information System</a>. It's the first system of its kind in the country to put all of the state's flood risk data, county-by-county, building-by-building, into one&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">digital initiative.</span></p><p>It's not the prettiest map ever designed, but it's full of all sort of information that used to require a lot of manpower to produce for whoever wanted it.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 00:51:28 +0000 Eric Mennel 32362 at http://wunc.org Map Geeks Rejoice! NC's Flood Risk Map Is Here Raleigh To Replace Dams http://wunc.org/post/raleigh-replace-dams <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Engineers in </span><a href="http://www.raleighnc.gov/services/content/PWksStormwater/Articles/StormwaterUtilityMainPage.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">Raleigh's Storm Water Utilities Department</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are planning to replace dams protecting some capital city neighborhoods.&nbsp; Each project is expected to begin next year with costs into the millions of dollars.</span></p><p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 21:09:31 +0000 Gurnal Scott 22984 at http://wunc.org Raleigh To Replace Dams UNC Computer System Lets The Coast Know When High Waters Are Coming http://wunc.org/post/unc-computer-system-lets-coast-know-when-high-waters-are-coming <p>Researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill are using storm surge data to give coastal communities a better idea of what they can expect during hurricanes.&nbsp;</p><p>The university's <a href="http://www.renci.org/">Renaissance Computing Institute, or RENCI</a>, has a network called the Surge Guidance System.&nbsp; It gathers intricate details of ocean activity to calculate where, how and when storm surge will affect certain areas.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Will Michaels 18771 at http://wunc.org UNC Computer System Lets The Coast Know When High Waters Are Coming Chapel Hill Continues To Recover From Weekend Flooding http://wunc.org/post/chapel-hill-continues-recover-weekend-flooding <p>Orange County continues to recover from weekend flooding, and officials are trying to secure relief funding for those displaced.</p><p>At a news conference today, Chapel Hill officials said close to 130 residences are unlivable due to water damage from weekend rain. It's unclear when, or if, people who lived in those units can go back home. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 21:17:10 +0000 Sam Sanders 18331 at http://wunc.org Chapel Hill Continues To Recover From Weekend Flooding Chapel Hill, Durham Try To Absorb Record Rainfall http://wunc.org/post/chapel-hill-durham-try-absorb-record-rainfall <p></p><p>Residents of Orange and Durham counties are cleaning up after torrential rain led to flood waters several feet deep.&nbsp;</p><p>Officials in Chapel Hill say rescuers evacuated at least 40 people Sunday from flooded homes and vehicles.&nbsp; They were taken to a Red Cross shelter at Smith Middle School.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 11:24:05 +0000 Jorge Valencia & Will Michaels 18170 at http://wunc.org Chapel Hill, Durham Try To Absorb Record Rainfall Military Leaders To Discuss Climate Change & National Security http://wunc.org/post/military-leaders-discuss-climate-change-national-security <p></p><p>Current and former members of the military want to talk about how climate change could be threatening national security.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://fortbragg.patch.com/articles/renewable-energy-and-local-economy-to-be-discussed-at-fayetteville-town-hall-meeting-tuesday">A public meeting in Fayetteville tonight</a> will include discussions about evidence linking climate change to a rising risk of stronger natural disasters.&nbsp; Spring Lake mayor Chris Rey is one of the speakers at the meeting and a former Army captain.&nbsp; He says storms that cause widespread damage divert military resources, leaving the impacted areas more vulnerable. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:01:00 +0000 Will Michaels 17420 at http://wunc.org Military Leaders To Discuss Climate Change & National Security Meteorologists Push Preparation Ahead Of Active Hurricane Season http://wunc.org/post/meteorologists-push-preparation-ahead-active-hurricane-season <p></p><p>Forecasters are urging North Carolinians to have an emergency plan for hurricanes before the season starts.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 27 May 2013 11:06:53 +0000 Will Michaels 16072 at http://wunc.org Meteorologists Push Preparation Ahead Of Active Hurricane Season UNC Study Evaluates Flood Plans http://wunc.org/post/unc-study-evaluates-flood-plans <p>Researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill are helping communities develop better plans for dealing with floods. The result could be lower flood insurance rates for homeowners.<br><br><strong>Dave DeWitt: </strong>Flood insurance is a major consideration for many in eastern North Carolina, where some entire counties lie in the floodplain. Since private insurers won’t offer policies, homeowners get flood insurance through National Flood Insurance Program, run by FEMA.<br> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 2039 at http://wunc.org