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Mitigation Assessment Team Report: Hurricane Fran in North Carolina - Presentation

This is a presentation of the MAT report on Hurricane Fran in North Carolina.

On September 5, 1996, Hurricane Fran made landfall near Cape Fear, North Carolina. Coastal areas experienced significant erosion and scour. Erosion caused by Hurricane Fran was exacerbated by the previous dune erosion caused by Hurricane Bertha, which made landfall in the same area only two months earlier. The MAT observed very little damage in some areas, where velocity flows, wave action, and severe erosion occurred. The successful performance of buildings in these areas demonstrates the value of compliance with National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requirements.

To download the MAT report visit http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=2770.