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Back to the Future: Satellite Precipitation as a Tool to Reanalyze Hurricane Floyd and Forecast Probabilities of Extreme Rainfall in Eastern North Carolina
In order to answer questions about how much rain fell during Hurricane Floyd and its input into rivers, researchers looked at satellite, river gauge, and radar data. They took a radar map and put it into a GIS with watershed ...
Facing Disaster: Forecasting and Assessing Floyd and its Impacts on North Carolina
Jeff Orrock reviewed the year of Hurricane Floyd, 1999. It was not a big hurricane year overall in the Atlantic, but very active for North Carolina. Hurricane Dennis was a welcome storm in that it brought 5–8 inches of ...
Emergency Preparedness Demonstration: Increasing Disaster Awareness and Preparedness in Disadvantaged Communities
This presentation includes the following panelists: Phillip R. Berke, Thomas A. Birkland, and Emily Young. Moderated by John T. Cooper. Dr. Cooper introduced the panel discussion by pointing ...
Welcoming Remarks (Day 2)
Hurricane Floyd Symposium
Summary Report: Hurricane Floyd Symposium
On the morning of Thursday, September 16, 1999, Hurricane Floyd made landfall at the mouth of the Cape Fear River. Rains associated with Hurricanes Dennis, Floyd, and Irene resulted in extensive flooding over a two-month ...
Property Values and Flood Risk: What Happens to Premiums over Time?
After Hurricane Floyd, property values in Pitt County were reduced when the properties were determined to be located in the flood plain. Bin and Landry used GIS data to look at the difference between homes sold in the flood ...
Trauma Written in Plywood and Flesh: Hurricane Graffiti, Post-Katrina Tattoos, and the Value of Narratives to Hazards Research
Dr. Alderman explained that narratives are an important way to understand how people were impacted by a hurricane. Graffiti and tattoos are visually evocative narratives written on plywood and flesh as opposed to paper. ...
Emerging Technology for Hazards Risk Reduction
The panelists include John Cole and Sarah Jamison, Brian Etherton, John Dorman, Ruth Little, and Noel Lee. Moderated by Tom Allen. Dr. Allen introduced the panel by posing a series of questions about how technology has ...
Faces from the Flood
Jay Barnes shared photographs and stories from his book, Faces from the Flood: Hurricane Floyd Remembered, written with Richard Moore. Barnes emphasized that storytelling is one of the most important forms of hurricane ...
Keynote Speaker: Governor Jim Hunt
Governor Hunt described his experiences during Hurricane Floyd, which was the worst natural disaster to hit the area in recorded history. He spoke about the need to find out how to be better prepared in the future. During ...