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Monitoring storm tide and flooding from Hurricane Sandy along the Atlantic coast of the United States, October 2012

Open-File Report 2013-1043

Prepared in cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency
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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) deployed a temporary monitoring network of water-level and barometric pressure sensors at 224 locations along the Atlantic coast from Virginia to Maine to continuously record the timing, areal extent, and magnitude of hurricane storm tide and coastal flooding generated by Hurricane Sandy. These records were greatly supplemented by an extensive post-flood high-water mark (HWM) flagging and surveying campaign from November to December 2012 involving more than 950 HWMs. Both efforts were undertaken as part of a coordinated federal emergency response as outlined by the Stafford Act under a directed mission assignment by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Monitoring storm tide and flooding from Hurricane Sandy along the Atlantic coast of the United States, October 2012
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2013-1043
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Office of Surface Water
Description:
42 p.; Tables 2-6
First page:
1
Last page:
42
Number of Pages:
48
Time Range Start:
2012-10-01
Time Range End:
2012-10-31
Country:
United States
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y