UGAMI prepares for Hurricane Dorian

With Hurricane Dorian approaching, the UGAMI staff spent last Thursday and Friday getting things tied down and out of harm’s way. Vehicles were moved to higher ground, small boats were pulled out of the water, and the R/V Spartina was moved up the Duplin River to Hunt Camp. We are quite concerned about a storm surge, as the predictions for Dorian rival those of Hurricane Irma. However, we should be better prepared this time because of the changes we’ve made over the past two years. One big difference is we now have flood barriers, which we have installed on all of the doors in the lab and the Carriage Houses. Let’s hope this one passes us by!

The Institute will remain closed until after the storm passes and we have a chance to assess any damage.