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The CRC, in partnership with the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is co-sponsoring a graduate certificate program in the study of Natural Hazards Resilience. As one of the course offerings, CRC … Continued

Hurricane Michael: A model for university-involved recovery (Part 3)

Part 3: Outcomes   In October 2018, Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle as a Category 5 storm, arriving with peak winds of 155 miles per hour and leaving in its wake more than $25 billion in damages. … Continued

A team of University of West Florida students, led by Dr. Kwame Owusu-Daaku (blue shirt, center), worked on a housing study for the Calhoun County, Fla., government following Hurricane Michael (2018). Hurricane Michael: A model for university-involved recovery (Part 2)

Part 2: Coordinating a response In October 2018, Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle as a Category 5 storm, arriving with peak winds of 155 miles per hour and leaving in its wake more than $25 billion in … Continued

Damage is widespread in Blountstown, Fla., and the surrounding Calhoun County in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in October 2018. Photo by Tori Schneider/Tallahassee Democrat. Hurricane Michael: A model for university-involved recovery (Part 1)

Part 1: Hurricane’s impact In October 2018, Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle as a Category 5 storm, arriving with peak winds of 155 miles per hour and leaving in its wake more than $25 billion in damages. … Continued

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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