UNC Marine Sciences Helps Hold Levees And Water Damage In New Orleans During Hurricane Ida

When Hurricane Ida made landfall in New Orleans as a Category 4 hurricane, thanks to the work of Carolina researcher Rick Luettich and others, the levees held and water damage was greatly minimized.

ADCIRC is a computer program co-developed by Luettich and his team at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences. It helps determine what coastal oceans will do when a big storm comes. Luettich said these predictions can inform us of what hazards coastal areas will face going forward and how we can better prepare for them.