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Local College of Charleston Geology associate professor Dr. Norman Levine is working on improving computer programs that could help make residences and other building safe from natural disasters.
The computer program predicts what kind of damage buildings would sustain from natural disasters such as earthquakes. The goal is to keep any damage incurred via natural disaster to a minimum--"so it also doesn't impact people," Levine explained.
ABC News 4 has more details about the program and how it could help Lowcountry residents; check 'em out here.