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Forecasters are predicting a close to normal hurricane season, which officially kicks off Saturday, June 1, in the United States.

The NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center and Colorado State University ’s hurricane team are both estimating the season will be about average. NOAA predicts a range of 9 to 15 named storms, with four to eight hurricanes and two to four major hurricanes (with winds of 111 mph or higher).

Meanwhile, Colorado State predicted...

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One of the highlights of Freese and Nichols' fifth year in North Carolina was landing its first contract with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT).

Under a three-year agreement, Freese and Nichols is available to provide a range of on-call services for NCDOT’s Hydraulics Unit, including:

Basic, complete and complex hydrologic & hydraulic (H&H) design A range of activities under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES): Stormwater permit program support...

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As this year’s hurricane season continues to challenge the Gulf and East coasts, officials will encounter multiple difficult decisions, including when or if to evacuate cities and towns before a storm to deploying resources during and afterward.

When Hurricane Florence threatened and then hit the Carolinas in September, Freese and Nichols had a team in place to help guide the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources ’ Flood Mitigation Program before, during and...

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