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Hurricane Frederic tidal floods of September 12-13, 1979, along the Gulf Coast, Hollingers Island-Theodore quadrangles, Alabama

January 1, 1994

Shown on a topographic map are floodmark elevations and approximate areas flooded by Hurricane Frederic tides of September 12-13, 1979, along the western shore of Mobile Bay from the southern part of Mobile, Alabama, to the South Fork of Deer River including the inland areas along Deer River and Dog River. Storm-tide frequency and records of annual maximum tides at Mobile, Alabama, since 1772, are presented. Offshore winds reached about 160 miles per hour. A wind-velocity of about 145 miles per hour was recorded near Dauphin Island, Alabama. Many homes and buildings were severly damaged by flooding, tidal waves, and high winds. Most fishing piers, sea walls, or other waterfront improvements were destroyed or heavily damaged. (USGS)

Citation Information

Publication Year 1980
Title Hurricane Frederic tidal floods of September 12-13, 1979, along the Gulf Coast, Hollingers Island-Theodore quadrangles, Alabama
DOI 10.3133/ha625
Authors Larry R. Bohman, John C. Scott
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Hydrologic Atlas
Series Number 625
Index ID ha625
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization