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Flood Insurance Coverage in Dare County: Before and After Floyd
Dr. Landry started with an overview of how the flood insurance program works. Flooding is a catastrophe risk since flooding events cause multiple losses that are correlated across space; and given the rarity of flooding ...
Changes in Flood Characteristics after a Major Event: Re-evaluating the Effect of Hurricane Floyd on Future Flood Response
Hurricane Floyd had immediate impacts on the relatively slow-changing environment and undeveloped, unregulated watershed. The total flood water was 95% of the volume of Pamlico Sound, and many locations exceeded the record ...
Fatal Tradeoff? Toward a Better Understanding of the Costs of Not Evacuating from a Hurricane in Affected Landfall Counties
The researchers examined an economic behavior model of the evacuation decision. Hurricane fatalities decreased each decade until the 2000s, when deaths increased due to Hurricane Katrina. As more people move into coastal ...
Preserving Assets in Low-Income Communities Affected by Disaster
MDC helps organizations and communities close gaps that separate people from opportunities and helps people to try to find a path out of poverty through education, work, and asset-building. The group has been active in ...
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 ...
Welcoming Remarks (Day 2)
Hurricane Floyd Symposium
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 ...
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 ...