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Date published: August 28, 2020

Hurricane Laura Temporarily Reverses Neches River

As Hurricane Laura came ashore near the Texas and Louisiana borders, its strong winds pushed so much water ahead of it that the Neches River even flowed backwards for a time, according to a USGS streamgage in Beaumont.

Date published: August 26, 2020

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To learn more about USGS’s role in providing science to decision makers before, during and after Hurricane Laura, visit www.usgs.gov/laura

Date published: August 26, 2020

USGS: Laura to Strongly Affect Louisiana Beaches, Barrier Islands

Some erosion likely for nearly one-half of sandy shorelines from East Texas to Alabama

Editor's Note: This updated story reflects today's coastal change forecast and includes a new map.

 

To learn more about USGS’s role in providing science to decision makers before, during and after Hurricane Laura, visit www.usgs.gov/laura

Publications

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Year Published: 2012

National assessment of hurricane-induced coastal erosion hazards--Gulf of Mexico

Sandy beaches provide a natural barrier between the ocean and inland communities, ecosystems, and resources. However, these dynamic environments move and change in response to winds, waves, and currents. During a hurricane, these changes can be large and sometimes catastrophic. High waves and storm surge act together to erode beaches and inundate...

Stockdon, Hilary F.; Doran, Kara S.; Thompson, David M.; Sopkin, Kristin L.; Plant, Nathaniel G.; Sallenger, Asbury H.
National assessment of hurricane-induced coastal erosion hazards--Gulf of Mexico; 2012; OFR; 2012-1084; Stockdon, Hilary F.; Doran, Kara J.; Thompson, David M.; Sopkin, Kristin L.; Plant, Nathaniel G.; Sallenger, Asbury H.

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Year Published: 2009

National assessment of hurricane-induced coastal change vulnerability

No abstract available.

Stockdon, Hilary F.; Plant, Nathaniel G.; Sallenger,, Asbury H.
National assessment of hurricane-induced coastal change vulnerability; 2009; Article; Journal; Shore & Beach; Stockdon, Hilary F.; Plant, Nathaniel G.; Sallenger, Asbury H. Jr.

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Year Published: 1996

Coastal hazards: hurricanes, tsunamis, coastal erosion

Oceans are the largest geographic feature on the surface of the Earth, covering approximately 70% of the planet's surface. As a result, oceans have a tremendous impact on the Earth, its climate, and its inhabitants. The coast or shoreline is the boundary between ocean environments and land habitats. By the year 2025, it is estimated that...

Vandas, Stephen; Mersfelder, Lynne; Farrar, Frank; France, Rigoberto Guardado; Yajimovich, Oscar Efraín González; Muñoz, Aurora R.; Rivera, María del C.
Coastal hazards: hurricanes, tsunamis, coastal erosion; 1996; USGS Unnumbered Series; GIP; Vandas, Stephen; Mersfelder, Lynne;Artwork by Farrar, Frank; Translated into Spanish by France, Rigoberto Guardado; Yajimovich, Oscar Efraín González; Muñoz, Aurora R.; Rivera, María del C.