Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center (CFWSC)

Hurricanes

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Date published: April 27, 2019
Status: Active

Monitoring Storm Tide and Flooding From Hurricane Irma Along the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Southeastern United States

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, deployed a temporary monitoring network of storm-surge and barometric pressure sensors at 249 locations along the Puerto Rico, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina coasts to record the timing, areal extent, and magnitude of hurricane storm tide and coastal flooding generated by Hurricane Irma.

Contacts: Wesley W Stone
Date published: February 7, 2019
Status: Active

Hurricanes

Preventing flood hazards, such as hurricane-induced tidal surge, from becoming human disasters requires an understanding of the relative risks floods pose to specific communities and knowledge of the processes by which flood waters rise, converge, and abate. Historically, hurricane-induced tidal surge has been documented through measurement of high-water marks left on structures or vegetation...

Contacts: Wesley W Stone
Date published: December 13, 2018
Status: Active

Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center Watercams for Florida

Webcams have been installed at several real-time stream-gaging sites. The webcams provide valuable information to the National Weather Service, emergency managers, and area residents to evaluate real-time conditions in river environments during storms. The visual record of flooding and other river events also provides valuable research data for the USGS. Many of these webcam installations are...

Contacts: Wesley W Stone