Hurricane Matthew Infographic
One of the most destructive hurricanes in the past decade, Hurricane Matthew delivered 350 millimeters of rain over the course of just 24 hours in North Carolina alone. It caused $1.5 billion in flood damage to 100,000 houses, businesses, and government buildings, took the lives of 28 North Carolinians, forced more than 4,000 people to evacuate, and slammed into 50 counties across the state, according to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.
Take a look at our interactive map* below. Hover over points to see how UNC researchers are impacting the state, helping develop plans and guide policy for when the next storm hits. Click on each point to learn more about individual projects.
*updated September 2017