Coastal research is conducted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on five coasts in the United States and their coastal flooding. Their research facilities include locations in Beaufort, Chesapeake Bay, northern Gulf of Mexico, Hawaii, and San Francisco. Rates of flooding are researched at each coast.
The town of Nags Head has conducted a research survey to determine whether those living in and governing Nags Head were aware of the coastal hazards. The participants were asked various questions concerning coastal hazards. The results will be used to further options for adaptation to coastal hazards.
New efforts are being made to educate the public on the dangers of rip currents and what to do if caught in one. In addition, other beach hazards are outlined and what to do if you or someone else is caught in a rip current.
Author Jay Barnes revisits hurricane Fran twenty years later. This article is composed of excerpts from Barne's 2013 book, NORTH CAROLINA'S HURICANE HISTORY. Hurricane Fran made landfall on September 5, 1996 at Bald Head Island as a category 3 hurricane.