Service-learning students spent their spring breaks providing community service throughout the state and the region.
- Since 1851:
- 83tropical storms have made landfall in North Carolina
- 382tropical storms have impacted the state
- 47hurricanes have made direct hits on North Carolina
- 12major hurricanes have hit the state
We tend to be one of the higher hurricane impacts of any state in the country. The coast is very low and very flat, so if we do get hit by a storm, we’re very susceptible to flooding.
Rick Luettich, director of the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences
The area where you actually have a mixture of freshwater and saltwater is expanded inward into all these rivers and creeks and streams. So, areas where people normally wouldn’t be exposed could become exposed to these dangerous vibrios bacteria.
Rachel Noble, director of the Institute for the Environment’s Morehead City Field Site
Click on a photo below to learn how Carolina researchers are studying the storms.
Carolina athletics teams helped people affected by Hurricane Florence by utilizing the football team’s 18-wheel equipment truck to deliver donations to impacted communities.,
More than a dozen Carolina students spent their fall break helping in the recovery efforts in some North Carolina communities that were among the hardest hit by Hurricane Florence.