Vermont experienced major damage to roads, houses, businesses, and communities due to flood impacts from Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. Shortly after the flooding occurred, the State of Vermont requested assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help Vermont communities become more resilient to future flooding events [...]
In response to the 2013 Colorado floods, the University of Colorado at Denver’s College of Architecture and Planning, is sponsoring a series of lectures entitled “Resilient Colorado”. Executive Director of the CHC at UNC Gavin Smith will kick off this speaker series on Monday, November 11th, with a lecture on planning for post-disaster recovery. […]
CHC researchers Drs. Phil Berke, Gavin Smith, and David Salvesen have created a new website, designed to guide practitioners through the process of developing or updating a local hazard mitigation plan that will meet the requirements for approval by FEMA. Like the FEMA Handbook, the website is intended to be used by emergency managers, planners, consultants and others who are updating an existing hazard mitigation plan or preparing a new one…
Application Deadline: January 6, 2014 The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections […]
Coastal communities face many hazards, ranging from oil spills to coastal flooding and the longer-term threats of climate change. The goal of the newly initiated Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response (MEOPAR) Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE) is to improve Canada’s ability to manage and respond to risk in the marine environment, through disaster […]
The Coastal Hazards Center at Jackson State University (JSU) is sponsoring a 3-person cohort of coastal engineering graduate students under the DHS Career Development Grant program. The students, NaKarsha Bester, Donald Hendon (pictured at left with their mentor Dr. Whalin), and Chris Herron received their B.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from JSU in May 2013. […]
The CHC-E Director at JSU, Dr. Robert Whalin, and the Deputy Director, Mr. Thomas Richardson, were part of a 12-person university delegation from the United States that visited The Netherlands in July 2013 for a flood risk reduction colloquium sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Floods remain the costliest and most deadly natural hazard affecting […]
The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 through November 30. Scientists from the Coastal Hazards Center play a key role in providing information about hurricanes and tropical storms that threaten the Gulf of Mexico and East Coast. CHC computer models are in use by the U.S. Coast Guard, FEMA and local emergency management services in NC.
You can view the Center’s hurricane modeling at the CERA website. To download a manual for using the website, please click here.
One in seven children will experience a disaster, and many of these children quietly struggle with a wide range of emotions. Children’s reactions to a traumatic event such as a disaster can include nervousness, sadness, and anger, as well as more severe symptoms of depression, anxiety, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Families Bouncing Back is an […]
On Thursday, August 29, at 7pm at the main library in Durham, NC, join Donn Young, the official photographer of the Port of New Orleans, for his presentation 40 Days and 40 Nights, a portrait of New Orleans after the storm. For this remembrance of Hurricane Katrina…