Coastal Care

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North Carolina didn’t like science on sea levels, so passed a law against it

North Carolina didn’t like science on sea levels, so passed a law against it

In 2012, the state whose low-lying coast lies in the path of Hurricane Florence reacted to a prediction of catastrophically rising seas by banning policies based on such forecasts.

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These 4 reasons make Hurricane Florence extremely dangerous

These 4 reasons make Hurricane Florence extremely dangerous

Even for a major hurricane, Florence is a beast like no other. A perfect storm of unfortunate circumstances means Florence could deal a devastating blow to the Southeast. And in the 29 years since Hurricane Hugo struck, the population of the coastal Carolinas has skyrocketed.

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USGS Is Installing 20 Storm-Tide Sensors Along Puerto Rican Coast for Isaac

USGS Is Installing 20 Storm-Tide Sensors Along Puerto Rican Coast for Isaac

Storm surge is among the most dangerous natural hazards unleashed by hurricanes, with the capacity to destroy homes and businesses, wipe out roads, bridges, water and sewer systems, and profoundly alter coastal landscapes.

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Hurricane Florence, already a monster, is due to strengthen as 1 million people are told to flee the US East Coast

Hurricane Florence, already a monster, is due to strengthen as 1 million people are told to flee the US East Coast

More than 1 million people face mandatory evacuation orders Tuesday in coastal areas of Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, as one of the strongest hurricanes to churn toward the eastern seaboard in decades – a Category 4 storm that may approach Category 5 strength – nears shore.

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Hurricane Florence upgraded, on track to hit East Coast as major storm this week

Hurricane Florence upgraded, on track to hit East Coast as major storm this week

The National Weather Service at noon ET upgraded Florence to a Category 4 storm, meaning it is capable of creating “catastrophic” damage. The NHC forecasts Florence to hit the shore late Thursday night or early Friday morning

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Florence could cause dangerous surf and rip currents along East Coast

Florence could cause dangerous surf and rip currents along East Coast

Florence could cause dangerous surf and rip currents along parts of the U.S. East Coast this weekend as the storm swirls across the Atlantic.

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Another hurricane is barreling toward Hawaii

Another hurricane is barreling toward Hawaii

Hurricane Olivia, a major storm with sustained winds of 115 mph, is churning toward Hawaii and could impact the island chain as early as Tuesday evening.

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USGS Responds to Hurricane Lane

USGS Responds to Hurricane Lane

USGS deployed 44 instruments off the coast of the Hawaiian island of MolokaŹ»i as part of an experiment on a coral reef-lined shoreline. There is also a camera system on shore measuring wave-driven run-up and flooding. It is the largest-ever project looking at waves, wave-driven flooding and coastal change. The data collected before, during and after Hurricane Lane will improve the basic understanding of coastal change processes.

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Hurricane Lane: Category 2 storm bringing “catastrophic flooding” to Hawaii

Hurricane Lane: Category 2 storm bringing “catastrophic flooding” to Hawaii

The Category 2 storm was expected to turn west on Saturday before reaching the islands and skirting Oahu — the state’s most populated island. Even without making a direct hit, forecasters said the system threatened to bring a huge storm surge, high wind and heavy rain.

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