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Date published: September 18, 2019

USGS Hazard Science – Understanding the Risks is Key to Preparedness

 Learn About USGS Hazards Science and More About National Preparedness Month:  The very nature of natural hazards means that they have the potential to impact a majority of Americans every year.  USGS science provides part of the foundation for emergency preparedness whenever and wherever disaster strikes.

Date published: September 6, 2019

Dorian Will Likely Cause Some Erosion to Va., Md. Beaches

To learn more about USGS’ role providing science to decision makers before, during and after Hurricane Dorian, visit the USGS Hurricane Dorian page at www.usgs.gov/dorian.

Date published: September 5, 2019

USGS Scientists Document Hurricane Dorian’s Impacts

Editor’s Note: This story was revised Sept. 10, 2019 to include the later phases of USGS’ response to Hurricane Dorian.

To learn more about USGS’ role providing science to decision makers before, during and after Hurricane Dorian, visit the USGS Hurricane Dorian page at www.usgs.gov/dorian.

Date published: September 5, 2019

St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center Scientists give interviews about Hurricane Dorian’s coastal impacts

Oceanographer Kara Doran was interviewed by Spectrum Bay News 9 about Hurricane Dorian’s impact on Florida beaches and the use of the USGS Coastal Change Hazards Portal and Total Water Level (TWL) viewer. Research Graduate Assistant Legna Torres-Garcia gave an interview with CNNE (CNN Español) about potential beach erosion and the USGS Coastal Change Hazards forecast.

Date published: September 2, 2019

Dorian Likely to Cause Significant Beach Erosion from Fla. to N.C.

To learn more about USGS’ role providing science to decision makers before, during and after Hurricane Dorian, visit the USGS Hurricane Dorian page at www.usgs.gov/dorian.

Editor’s note: This story was update September 4 at 2 p.m. with new forecast numbers from the USGS Coastal Change Hazard forecast. For the latest information, visit the USGS Coastal Change Hazards portal.

Date published: September 1, 2019

Storm surge and high waves are likely to cause beach erosion along nearly 80% of sandy beaches and overwash about 50% of the dunes from Florida through North Carolina

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

Date published: August 15, 2019

CMHRP Lidar Coordinator/NGP Associate National Map Liaison invited as Keynote Speaker at the 2019 South Florida GIS Expo

Xan Fredericks, Lidar Coordinator for the Coastal-Marine Hazards and Resources Program and Associate National Map Liaison to Florida, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands for the National Geospatial Program (NGP), has been invited by the Palm Beach Countywide GIS Forum to be the Keynote Speaker for the 2019 South Florida GIS Expo.

Date published: August 8, 2019

CMHRP Lidar Coordinator/NGP Geospatial Information Response Team member provided GIS tool demonstration to Mississippi River Cities & Towns Initiative (MRCTI) Mayors

Xan Fredericks, Lidar Coordinator for the Coastal/Marine Hazards and Resources Program and member of the National Geospatial Program's Geospatial Information Response Team, provided a live demonstration of the Mississippi River Cities & Towns Initiative (MRCTI) Imagery and Information Viewer created by the Geospatial Information Response Team in partnership with MRCTI.

Date published: August 8, 2019

SPCMSC scientist co-authors article helping to guide coral-reef restoration

Ilsa B. Kuffner, research marine biologist, is one of 12 authors of a journal article written by a consortium of experts proposing new guidelines to help corals adapt to a changing environment. These guidelines are intended to help optimize the restoration of declining coral populations in the Caribbean.