CHAPEL HILL, NC, July 10, 2008 – Rainfall varies greatly across the mountains of North Carolina, falling as everything from light rain to torrents that cause landslides and widespread flooding. To learn more about the rainfall patterns in the mountains and how elevation effects rainfall amounts, RENCI has partnered with Duke University and the University [...]
CHAPEL HILL, NC, March 18, 2008 – The 2008 North Carolina All Hazards Conference, the semi-annual meeting of the North Carolina Emergency Management Association (NCEMA), featured a variety of projects and programs of the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) aimed at helping emergency managers. Emergency managers and researchers from across the state attended the conference, held [...]
CHAPEL HILL, NC, January 24, 2008 – Counties in North Carolina that lack weather stations–and therefore lack detailed weather data–will have the chance to acquire a research and operational grade weather station through a new RENCI project aimed at enhancing weather-related K-12 education and at improving the quantity and quality of weather data in underserved [...]
The annual fall conference of the North Carolina Emergency Managers Association featured the debut of RENCI’s Collaborative Workspace Environment, a comprehensive online workspace for emergency managers consisting of desktop conferencing software, the North Carolina Emergency Management Association (NCEMA) Web portal, and NC-FIRST, RENCI’s portal for weather information.
Chapel Hill, NC, September 5, 2007 – A hybrid network of flood and weather sensors to be installed over the next two months will give Brunswick County emergency managers advance warning about how fast water is rising along critical flood-prone roads in the county.
CHAPEL HILL, NC, August 8, 2007 – Residents living in flood-prone coastal areas of North Carolina can rest a little easier knowing that state emergency managers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will soon have new state-of-the-art storm surge models to help them determine the best flood response to storms .
Doug Hoell, director of North Carolina’s Emergency Management Association (EMA), was able to reach a larger audience than usual on April 30, when he delivered his annual overview of emergency management in North Carolina.