New Publication Covers Tools, Risks Related toCoastal Hazards and Social Vulnerability

June 16, 2015 |

The North Carolina Coastal Resources, Law, Planning and Policy Center is offering a publication for local government officials whose communities are dealing with extreme weather events and increased flooding.

The paper, titled “Mapping Coastal Risks and Social Vulnerability: Current Tools and Legal Risks,” outlines the available data sets for social vulnerability, their current and potential use, and the associated legal risks in using that information for adaptation planning. It is part of a project that was funded jointly by North Carolina and Virginia Sea Grant programs.

Contact: Lisa Schiavinato, 919-513-1895,

Hydrilla Outreach Earns Honors

June 12, 2015 | Katie Mosher

Recent state and national awards recognize efforts to raise local awareness about the invasive aquatic plant Hydrilla verticillata, led by Gloria Putnam of North Carolina Sea Grant.

Contact: Katie Mosher, 919-515-9069,

NC Governor Proclaims Rip Current Preparedness Week June 7-13

June 3, 2015 | Katie Mosher

In the state of North Carolina, Gov. Pat McCrory has proclaimed June 7-13, 2015 as “RIP CURRENT PREPAREDNESS WEEK.”

Katie Mosher, 919-515-9069,

Rip Current Safety Highlighted for Summer Beach Season

May 19, 2015 | Katie Mosher

As Memorial Day approaches, a busy beach season is on the horizon. So, too, is Rip Current Preparedness Week, which kicks off June 7.

Contact: Katie Mosher, 919-515-9069,

Beach Safety: Rip Current Tips and Educational Materials

May 19, 2015 | Katie Mosher

Folks heading to the beach this summer should be aware of the potential for rip currents. National Weather Service officials report one fatality due to rip currents along our coast in 2014, and a total of at least 58 deaths since 2000. Stay safe with these rip current tips and educational materials.

Contact: Katie Mosher, 919-515-9069,