North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources
NC Division of Coastal Management
coastal hazards

Coastal Hazards & Storm Information

Hurricane season is June 1 through November 31

Visit the National Hurricane Center's Hurricane Preparedness web site to learn about the hazards of hurricanes and what you can do to help protect yourself, your family, and your property.

If you're in an area that is evacuated as a storm approaches, LEAVE YOUR HOUSE. Go to a hurricane shelter. Don't risk your life!

Storm-Tracking Information

Keep track of storm activity with links to the National Weather Service, National Hurricane Center and other sources.



Sea Level Rise

Answers to common questions about sea level rise in N.C.

Rebuilding on the Oceanfront
After a Storm 

Common questions and answers about the repair or replacement of oceanfront houses following a major storm.

Hurricane Recovery Checklist

This checklist is designed to provide government officials and private citizens with a quick reference to the permits and authorizations needed to undertake recovery and rebuilding activities following a hurricane.

Science Panel on Coastal Hazards

A listing of the members of the panel that provides scientific advice to the Coastal Resources Commission.

What You Should Know
About Erosion
and Oceanfront Development

No matter where you build along the oceanfront, remember: Sooner or later, your home may become threatened by the sea.
What oceanfront property owners can do to protect their homes.
Information on sediment criteria recommendations.
Guide to stabilizing your estuarine shoreline; upcoming rule changes.

N.C. Division of Coastal Management . 400 Commerce Ave . Morehead City, NC 28557
1-888-4RCOAST . Email Us