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for Water Resources Research Institute News Vol. Issue 355, May/June 2006
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A new Emergency Operations Center for North Carolina and a state emergency response fund to be tapped during hurricanes and other natural disasters are urgent necessities identified by the Joint Study Committee on Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Management Recovery. Eleven legislative proposals are being introduced during the General Assembly short session to fulfill these needs.
North Carolina has an average annual rainfall of forty inches, but in recent years, widespread drought has raised concern over the abundance of water supplies. This article examines the current state of water supply and water use in North Carolina.
North Carolina experienced a string of debilitating natural disasters over a five-year period beginning with Hurricane Floyd in 1999, and the response to some of these crises is still ongoing in many places. Government leaders and industries are cooperating to try to fix the policy and planning failures that exacerbated damages. Revised, comprehensive floodplain mapping is one of the preventative actions that emerged as a direct result of Hurricane Floyd.