Hurricane Irma

Science

USGS documents and forecasts coastal change in real-time. Hurricanes generate dangerous waves and high water levels capable of moving large amounts of sand, destroying buildings and infrastructure, and even taking lives. Through processes like dune erosion, overwash and inundation, storms reshape our nation's coastline.

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Hurricane Irma - Forecast and Documentation of Coastal Change

Hurricane Irma - Forecast and Documentation of Coastal Change

Hurricane Irma coastal change forecast and pre- and post-storm photos documenting coastal change.

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Monitoring Storm Tide and Flooding From Hurricane Irma Along the U.S.

Monitoring Storm Tide and Flooding From Hurricane Irma Along the U.S.

The USGS 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.

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Flood Event Viewer - Hurricane Irma

Flood Event Viewer - Hurricane Irma

FEV (an interactive map) provides viewable and downloadable flood event data.

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