Who's Benefiting From the National Insurance Flood Program ? New analysis from RFF looks at a quarter century of federal flood insurance data to determine whether the benefits of the program are tied to income.
Information from the 2011 NCEM/ECU Hurricane Workshop Click here
Pea Island: An Inlet On the Move (with Slide Show)
Tracking the movement of the inlet created at mid-Pea Island by Hurricane Irene on August 27th, 2011. Click here to read more.
North Carolina Counties' Participation in the Community Rating System of NFIP
CNHR Assistant Director Craig Landry and Coastal Resources Management Doctoral Student Jingyuan Li's research is featured in the latest Association of Flood Plain Managers Newsletter.Click here to download the newsletter.
IBHS Stresses Proactive Approach to Resiliency During National Preparedness Month
The first step for residents to be prepared is to determine the natural hazards common in their area. IBHS' website, http://www.disastersafety.org offers a ZIP Code–based tool that will generate a list of the risks common to various geographic areas. ... Click here to read more
Double jeopardy: Building codes may underestimate risks due to multiple hazards
This is because current codes consider natural hazards individually, explains NIST's Dat Duthinh, a research structural engineer. So, if earthquakes rank as the top threat in a particular area, local codes require buildings to withstand a specified ... Click here to read more
HURRICANE WORKSHOP 2011 NEWS COVERAGE:
The 2011 NCEM/ECU Hurricane Conference was held Wednesday, May 18th at ECU's Murphy Center. To view WNCT's coverage of the event highlighting guest speaker Dr. Rachel Davidson from the University of Delaware, click here.
Dr. Rachel A. Davidson
Core Faculty Member, Disaster Research Center
NEWS 14 CAROLINA COVERAGE of 2011 HURRICANE CONFERENCE:
Click here to see and read NEWS 14 Carolina's video and written coverage of the NCEM/ECU Hurricane Conference.
WCTI COVERAGE of HURRICANE CONFERENCE:
click here to read WCTI's article about the NCEM/ECU Hurricane Conference
03/11/11: Experts Cite Economic, Societal Cost of Tornadoes The deadliest states for tornadoes are in the South, while the safest states are in the West and in New England.
03/11/11: Japan Disaster Should Serve as a Warning Here to Be Prepared The CNHR's Dr. Craig Landry discusses the disaster in Japan with WITN News.
U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook
While the 2011 flood outlook for North Carolina is average, the drought outlook is a different story. For the period April-June 2011, in central North Carolina drought is expected to persist or intensify, and drought development is likely for eastern North Carolina. Click here to see full-sized image.
02/23/11: CNHR Graduate Research Associate Hillary Huffer Named Student Ambassador Click above to read about Ms. Huffer's SAS Ambassadorship