Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Recovery Activities

Equipment Repair and Replacement from Hurricanes Florence and Michael

The USGS streamgage network provides critical information about flood stage and streamflow.

equipment damaged from hurricane

USGS monitoring equipment was damaged or destroyed during Hurricanes Florence and Michael in 2018.

(Credit: USGS. Public domain.)


  • Hurricanes Florence and Michael damaged or destroyed 13 gages, 4 storm tide sensors, 9 vehicles and boats, 3 telemetry stations, and various deployed field station equipment.
  • Equipment was repaired and replaced.


Kenneth Rice, Ph.D.

Center Director
Wetland and Aquatic Research Center
Phone: 352-264-3544

John M Shelton

Associate Director for Data
South Atlantic Water Science Center
Phone: 803-750-6112

David M Sumner, PhD

Center Director
Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center
Phone: 813-498-5025