ABSTRACT

Monitoring Storm Tide and Flooding from Hurricane Irma Along the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Southeastern United States, September 2017   [open pdf - 9MB]

From the Document: "Hurricane Irma skirted the northern coasts of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, with maximum sustained winds of 185 miles per hour (mi/h) on September 6, 2017. The hurricane first made landfall in Florida near Cudjoe Key, in the lower Florida Keys, with maximum sustained winds of 130 mi/h on September 10, 2017. The hurricane made a second Florida landfall on Marco Island, Florida, with maximum sustained winds of 115 mi/h on September 19, 2017. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with Federal Emergency Management Agency, 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 to record the timing, areal extent, and magnitude of hurricane storm tide and coastal flooding generated by the hurricane."

Report Number:
Open-File Report 2019-1013
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Date:
2019
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Public Domain
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U.S. Geological Survey: https://www.usgs.gov/
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pdf
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