Hurricanes

New research suggests that climate change will fuel more and more supercharged storms, bringing even bigger challenges to coastal and inland North Carolina. For over four decades, Coastwatch has documented the storms that have shaped our state.

 

The Autumn 2019 issue won best print publication in the state.

The Autumn 2019 issue won best print publication in the state.

The Great Deluge:
A Chronicle of the Aftermath of Hurricane Floyd

in the Autumn 2019 issue

Life and Death for Dolphinfish, Roaming Red Drum, Triggering Triggerfish, and Summer Vacation for Striped Bass
in the Autumn 2019 issue

When Science Intersects with Local Expertise
in the Autumn 2019 issue

XBeach Model Predicts Storm Impacts on Beaches and Dunes
in the Autumn 2019 issue

Testing the Waters
in the Summer 2019 issue

Don’t Cut Down That Tree!
Preserving a Protective Buffer Against High-Speed Winds

in the Summer 2019 issue

Rising Stars:
New Fellows Fuel Scientific Discovery

in the Summer 2019 issue

From the Courthouse Steps to Climate Change:
How Lumbee History Can Inform New Social and Environmental Dialogue

in the Spring 2019 issue

In the Face of Florence
in the Spring 2019 issue

Return of the Dunes: The Science of Post-Florence Recovery
in the Spring 2019 issue

Tropical Systems Disrupt Neuse River Oxygen Levels
in the Spring 2019 issue

The Money, the Catch, and the Cape Fear
in the Winter 2019 issue

A Slow-Motion Emergency
in the Autumn 2018 issue

New NC Shellfish Initiative Aids in Florence Damage Assessments
in the Autumn 2018 issue

Skyfall
in the Autumn 2018 issue

Wind Damage? Check Insurance Incentives When Making Repairs
in the Autumn 2018 issue

Research Responds to Key Challenges
in the Summer 2018 issue

Going with the Flow:
Evaluating Flood Mitigation of the Cashie River

in the Holiday 2017 issue

Building Stronger Coastal Communities
in the Spring 2017 issue

Linking Water, Floods and Public Health
in the Spring 2017 issue

Muddy Waters: Defining the 100 Year Flood
in the Spring 2017 issue

Identifying Innovative Recovery Strategies
in the Winter 2017 issue

Preserving Cultural Treasures
in the Winter 2017 issue

Matthew’s Legacy: Water Falling and Rising
in the Holiday 2016 issue

Hurricane Fran Revisited:
Lessons from a Benchmark Storm

in the Autumn 2016 issue

Sharing Perspectives on Community Adaptations:
Whitehead Joins Panel for Sustained National Climate Assessment

in the Autumn 2016 issue

Matthew’s Legacy:
Water Falling and Rising

in the Holiday 2016 issue

Hurricane Hazel:
Fast and Furious

in the Autumn 2014 issue

Hazel: A Benchmark Hurricane Event
in the Autumn 2014 issue

Storm Practices:
Lessons Learned from Hurricane Irene

in the Autumn 2012 issue

Hurricanes Past
in the Holiday 2012 issue

Trying to Reason with Hurricane Season
in the Holiday 2011 issue

Inner Banks Take a Beating: Storm Surge Surprised Many
in the Holiday 2011 issue

N.C. 12: Back in Business
in the Holiday 2011 issue

And the Rain Came Down
in the Holiday 2011 issue

In Irene’s Wake
in the Holiday 2011 issue

Rain and Floods Wreak Havoc
in the Holiday 2010 issue

Hurricane Awareness:
Hurricane Research, Events Focus on Past, Future Storms

in the Spring 2009 issue

Their Eyes Were Watching Floyd
in the Autumn 2009 issue

Communicating Hurricanes:
Accurate Information, Timely Delivery

in the Autumn 2009 issue

Floyd’s Devastation Invokes Changes for Pets
in the Autumn 2009 issue

Reflecting on the Flood: One Family’s Story
in the Autumn 2009 issue

From NC to DC: NOAA Official Remembers Floyd
in the Autumn 2009 issue

Emergency Managers Prepare For The Worst; Hope For The Best
in the Autumn 2009 issue

Storm Surge: Lessons from Katrina
in the Autumn 2006 issue

Sea Grant Programs Help Storm Victims
in the Autumn 2006 issue

Weathering the Storm: Five Years After Floyd
in the Autumn 2004 issue

Hurricane Fran: Memories and Lessons
in the Early Summer 2006 issue

Isabel Makes History in North Carolina
in the Winter 2004 issue

Hurricane Resistance: Retrofitting, Storm Shutters Increase Safety
in the Early Summer 2002 issue

Repair and Rebuild: After the Storms
in the Early Summer 2002 issue

Floyd Follow-up: The Lingering Effects
in the Early Summer 2002 issue

 

lead photo courtesy of NOAA