Coastal Landmark Vulnerability along Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Track: Parks, Natural Reserves, Fisheries, and Wildlife Management
Authors: Michael Flynn, Tom Allen
A multi-hazard risk assessment was undertaken for coastal hazards confronting historical and cultural resources within Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Historical structures were evaluated for susceptibility to coastal erosion, storm surge, and sea-level rise. Hazard risk maps for historic districts were developed to include not only areal coverage for existing structures and districts, but also to identify potential areas for relocation or retreat.