Storm surge and waves from Tropical Storm Gordon will impact Gulf Coast beaches

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The USGS National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards storm team is predicting coastal change impacts due to the potential for high waves and elevated water levels along the Gulf Coast from Louisiana through the Florida Panhandle.

Impacts will be most severe along the Mississippi barrier islands where Gordon is likely to cause beach erosion along 50% of sandy beaches and overwash about  40% of the dunes. Predictions will be updated as conditions change and are available in the Coastal Change Hazards Portal.

potential coastal change impacts for TS Gordon - Sept. 4, 2018, NHC Advisory 8

Screen shot of the Coastal Change Hazards Portal showing potential coastal change impacts during a direct landfall of Tropical Storm Gordon based on NHC Advisory 8, 0700 AM CDT SEP 04 2018. (Public domain.)

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Date published: August 24, 2017

Coastal Change Hazards Portal

Interactive access to coastal change science and data for our Nation’s coasts. Information and products are organized within three coastal change hazard themes: 1) extreme storms, 2) shoreline change, and 3) sea-level rise. Displays probabilities of coastal erosion.