Hurricane Matthew


As Hurricane Matthew moves up the Atlantic coast of the U.S., the U.S. Geological Survey has deployed storm-tide sensors, forecast what coastal change to expect, and is ready to measure the extent of flooding likely to result from this storm.

Coastal Change Hazards

Coastal Change Hazards

View probabilities of coastal change in the Coastal Change Hazards Portal.

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Flood Event Viewer (FEV)

Flood Event Viewer (FEV)

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

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Date published: October 31, 2016

Before and After Photos: SE Beach Dunes Lost to Hurricane Matthew

New low-altitude aerial photos of Southeastern beaches taken before and after Hurricane Matthew passed offshore show a new storm-cut inlet, and roads, dunes and structures lost.

Date published: October 28, 2016

EarthView–Hurricane Matthew Exacts Heavy Toll on Haiti

Landsat gives us a satellite view of Hurricane Matthew's devastation in Haiti.

Date published: October 21, 2016

Post Hurricane Matthew: USGS Continues Efforts to Document How High Floodwaters Reached

The heavy rains and storm surge Hurricane Matthew produced caused severe flooding in many parts of the south east, resulting in almost 40 peak flood records. As the flood waters continue to recede from some affected areas, the U. S. Geological Survey will continue its efforts to record this historic flooding. Click here to learn more about the work the USGS has completed for Hurricane Matthew.


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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.
Attribution: Water Resources
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.