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Hurricane Florence Update: Wednesday, Sept. 12

“This could spread Florence’s extremely high storm surge over multiple tidal cycles resulting in significant coastal erosion, substantial loss of sand dunes, barrier island overwash, and major infrastructure damage…” Read the current update...

Hurricane Florence: PSDS Storm Surge Analysis

“…the track of Hurricane Florence, combined with its expected size and strength at landfall and the unique coastal geomorphology of the region, is likely to result in a record storm surge along portions of the warning area.” Read the full statement...

8.24.2016

Shorelines program heads into its 10th year on WCU campus Hardly a day goes by that a staff member from Western Carolina University’s Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines isn’t asked how such a program ended up in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Read...