Researchers at the Coastal Resilience Center, RENCI, and UNC’s Institute of Marine Sciences are using and developing ADCIRC, a modeling tool that forecasts storm surge. Check out their work and follow the progress of Hurricane Joaquin at

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On August 29, 2005 Hurricane Katrina barreled into the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Now considered one of the costliest and most violent coastal disasters in the history of the United States, the effects of Hurricane Katrina were felt along the entire Gulf coast from Florida to Texas. The devastating outcome of this event was the genesis of the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s Coastal Hazards Center of Excellence (CHC).