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September 15, 2020

Laura and Sally affecting Gulf Coast, waves from Paulette and Teddy to strike Atlantic beaches

To learn more about USGS’s role in providing science to decision-makers before, during and after Hurricane Sally, visit

At the mid-September peak of a very active Atlantic Hurricane Season, with four named storms and three tropical disturbances on the move at the same time, some USGS scientists are responding to multiple storms at once. Their fast-paced work will help emergency managers and coastal planners protect lives and property from coastal erosion and flooding, and will provide scientists with real-world information that can make future storm surge, flood and coastal change forecasts more accurate.

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