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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 ...
Welcoming Remarks (Day 2)
Hurricane Floyd Symposium
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
The 1999 Flood of the Century: Extraordinary Hydrometeorological Event or Human-Induced Catastrophe?
In 1999 the effects of Floyd, Dennis, and Irene caused unprecedented flooding, but was this a natural event or a human disaster? The researchers examined photographs of the effects of Hurricane Floyd and some other floods ...
Home-buyer Sentiment and Hurricane Landfalls
The researchers looked at how hurricanes impact real estate markets and home-buyer sentiment. Sentiment is related to the perception of risk by investors in the securities markets, but is not quantifiable, so the researchers ...