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CRC experts are in the news discussing the impacts of Hurricane Florence - read more on the 2018 hurricane season page.

CRC experts are in the news discussing the impacts of Hurricane Florence - read more on the 2018 hurricane season page.

Want to learn more about ADCIRC and CERA? Watch our video explaining the model and tool.

Want to learn more about ADCIRC and CERA? Watch our video explaining the model and tool.

Want to learn more about ADCIRC and CERA? Watch our video explaining the model and tool.

Learn more about CRC work on the recovery process in North Carolina communities on our Hurricane Matthew page.

Learn more about CRC work on the recovery process in North Carolina communities on our Hurricane Matthew page.

Learn more about CRC work on the recovery process in North Carolina communities on our Hurricane Matthew page.

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  • After the flood: A community’s struggle with substantial damage mitigation After the flood: A community’s struggle with substantial damage mitigationIn 2017, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria were reminders of how vulnerable communities can be to flooding and natural hazards. Strong winds, torrential rains and storm surge caused severe damage that blocked roads and inundated entire communities. If structures in these areas are “substantially damaged,” local governments participating in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) ...
  • CRC students win honors, start careers in Homeland Security professional fields CRC students win honors, start careers in Homeland Security professional fieldsStudents involved in Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence (CRC) projects have been busy in the last several months – earning awards for their papers and presentations, interning with organizations in the homeland security arena and finding post-graduation positions that increase the nation’s resilience and that of coastal communities as a whole. Below are some snapshots ...
  • Q&A: Education and Workforce Development Grant recipient Colleen Durfee Q&A: Education and Workforce Development Grant recipient Colleen DurfeeColleen Durfee, a recent master’s graduate in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was one of two students to receive an Education and Workforce Development Grant from the Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence (CRC) during the 2016-2018 school years. She reflected on her work with the CRC and ...

About the Coastal Resilience Center

A U.S. Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence

The mission of the Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence (CRC) is to conduct research and education to enhance the resilience of the nation’s people, infrastructure, economies and the natural environment to the impacts of coastal hazards such as floods and hurricanes, including the effects of future climate trends.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill leads the Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence (CRC), made possible through a five-year, $20 million grant from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate, Office of University Programs.

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Great graphic from @nytimes shows the cascading impacts of #Florence on eastern North Carolina t.co/zQkj97IvhT

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Why is NC so vulnerable to #hurricanes like #Florence ? Dr. Laura Moore of @geosciUNC is quoted in this @AP story: t.co/U40GcN3cEI

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ICYMI, CRC researchers made more than 30 appearances in local, state, national and international media outlets disc… t.co/OdZOpS7FiO