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.

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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.

Date published: October 14, 2016

After the Storm – Hurricane Matthew and the Floods

In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, USGS crews have been collecting the record number of storm-tide sensors deployed prior to the storm and are now determining high water marks, collecting water quality samples, and assessing the impacts of storm surge on south eastern beaches caused by erosion, overwash and inundation.  

Visit the USGS Hurricane Matthew webpage to learn more. 


Date published: October 12, 2016

Severe flooding in NC breaks more than a dozen USGS peak records

Reporters: Want more information? Please contact Jeanne Robbins,, 919-571-4017 

Date published: October 9, 2016

USGS Crews Measure Flooding in NC, SC, GA and FL

Reporters: Do you want to accompany a USGS field crew as they measure flooding or retrieve storm-tide sensors?

- In North Carolina, contact Jeanne Robbins,, 919-571-4017 

- In South Carolina, contact John Shelton,, 803-767-5542

- In Georgia contact Brian McCallum,, 678- 924-6672

- In Florida contact Richard Kane,, 813-918-1275

Date published: October 8, 2016

Record Number of USGS Sensors Deployed for Hurricane Matthew

The U.S. Geological Survey is using many forms of technology to track and document Hurricane Matthew’s effects on the eastern seaboard. Here is an in-depth look at one of those tools, the storm-tide sensor.

To learn about storm sensors and see their location, explore the USGS Coastal Change Hazard Portal, or see satellite imagery before and after the storm, visit the USGS Hurricane Matthew page.

Date published: October 6, 2016

Into the Storm – Hurricane Matthew

USGS is engaged in research, monitoring, sampling and coastal change forecasting associated with Hurricane Matthew from Florida north up into Virginia.

To learn about storm sensors and see their location, explore the USGS Coastal Change Hazard Portal, or see satellite imagery before and after the storm, visit the USGS Hurricane Matthew page.

Date published: October 6, 2016

FL, GA, SC Beaches Face 80-95 Percent Chance of Erosion from Hurricane Matthew

As the east coast prepares for Hurricane Matthew's arrival, the U.S. Geological Survey uses advanced models to forecast the coastal impacts Matthew could bring. 

Date published: October 5, 2016

USGS Installs Storm-Tide Sensors along Atlantic Coast prior to Hurricane Matthew’s Arrival

Media interested in going out with USGS field crews deploying sensors please contact:

Florida: Richard Kane,, 813-918-1275 

Georgia: Brian McCallum,, 678- 924-6672

South Carolina: John Shelton,, 803-767-5542

North Carolina: Jeanne Robbins,, 919-571-4017