By Norman Powers for The Island Connection
Dr. Norman Levine, director of the Lowcountry Hazards Center at the College of Charleston, will explore potentially dangerous natural events unique to the Lowcountry during the Seabrook Island Natural History Group’s Evening Program on Wednesday, Mar. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Lake House.
Category 2 or higher-level hurricanes visiting the coast in each of the last three years are just the most widely experienced of events that nature can produce along the Carolina shoreline. Dr. Levine’s work for the Lowcountry Hazards Center also includes studies of other hazards such as earthquakes, storm surges, sea level change, and the effect of crucial habitat loss due to increased urbanization along ecologically sensitive coastal areas. The Center serves as a clearinghouse for pre-and post-disaster activities and as an educational resource for Lowcountry residents and agencies.
In addition to his directorship of the Center, Dr. Levine serves as an Associate Professor at the College of Charleston specializing in the use of GIS technology for monitoring and predicting hazardous conditions, and is the author of over 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals and other educational outlets.
All Seabrook Island residents and their guests are welcome to attend Dr. Levine’s presentation in the Live Oak Room at Lake House. There is a $5 charge for non-SINHG members. Pre-registration is available sinhg.org.