It rained two feet, now what?

William Hunt, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished University Professor & Extension Specialist, Department of Biological Agricultural Engineering, North Carolina State University

Abstract: Hurricane Florence dumped as much as 3 feet of water on parts of Southeastern North Carolina. This occurred only 1 year after massive flooding in Houston, Texas. Epic rainfall events, while still 'epic,' may no longer be considered infrequent. What does this mean for engineering design standards? What storms should we consider? Where is it OK to develop? What guidance does the engineering code of conduct provide? Insights to these questions and more are the focus of "It just rained 2 feet, now what?"

 

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