Waves and surge from Tropical Storm Barry will impact Gulf Coast beaches

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To better understand storm impacts on the coast, the USGS National Assessment of Storm-Induced Coastal Change Hazards group is responding to Tropical Storm Barry.

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. Predictions will be updated as conditions change and are available in the Coastal Change Hazards Portal.

Potential coastal change impacts for Tropical Storm Barry - July 11, 2019

Screen shot of the Coastal Change Hazards Portal showing potential coastal change impacts during a direct landfall of Tropical Storm Barry based on NHC Advisory 5, 1000 AM CDT THU JUL 11 2019.

The most up-to-date model forecast is available on the Coastal Change Hazards Portal.

More information about the model can be found at: https://www.usgs.gov/centers/spcmsc/science/scenario-based-assessments-used-coastal-change-hazard-forecasts

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