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Hurricanes alter the coastal landscapes and ecosystems with storm surge, coastal erosion and inland flooding, leaving the infrastructure in coastal areas vulnerable to future storm damage. Supplemental funding activities focus on improving hazard planning and response for future hurricanes.

USGS recovery and rebuilding activities for specific hurricanes are below.

Image shows a USGS scientist in a PFD installing a storm-tide sensor on a pier
Lukas Medo, a USGS hydrologic technician, installs a water-level sensor in Levy County, Florida, September 26, ahead of Hurricane Ian's landfall. Photo by Patrick Marasco, USGS. 











Additional Resources

USGS response activities for Hurricanes SandyMaria, Irma, and Harvey.

USGS Hurricane Response

USGS Emergency Management