Dr. Rick Leuttich, director of the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences and the UNC Center for Natural Hazards and Disasters, uses computer modeling to predict storm surge from hurricanes and the areas effected.
Predicting the frequency and severity of coastal storms isn’t an exact science. But a new North Carolina based partnership is seeking to better predict and mitigate impacts from hurricanes and tropical storms. Public Radio East’s Jared Brumbaugh has more.
Whether it’s storm surge models or hurricane warnings and watches, distributing information to the public is top priority during hurricanes or tropical storms. Local elected officials, weather service offices, the media, and County Emergency Management offices all play an integral role in keeping the public safe during severe weather. This week, Lee Jenkins examines how county emergency management help keep the public informed before, during and after a storm.