USGS scientists, engineers, and technicians worked along the Gulf coast in response to Hurricane Isaac, deploying and maintaining storm tide sensors real-time streamgages in anticipation of Isaac's arrival. The USGS, in concert with our partners, is providing scientific assessments of the challenges wrought by Isaac.
USGS Open File Report: Monitoring Storm Tide and Flooding from Hurricane Isaac along the Gulf Coast of the United States, August 2012: a report prepared under a mission assignment with the Federal Emergency Management Agency detailing coastal area data collection by the USGS.
The data from the Hurricane Isaac storm-tide network constitute an extensive collection of continuous water-level records documenting a single, landfall hurricane. The data can be used to evaluate the performance of storm-tide models for maximum and incremental water level and flood extent and for site-specific effects of storm tide on natural and anthropogenic features of the environment.
Tools and Information:
Storm Tide Mapper - Get real-time map-based info from USGS storm tide sensors. Brought to you by the Wisconsin Internet Mapping Group. Click here for a list of streamgages deployed to monitor Hurricane Isaac.
Coastal Change Impact - St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center: Hurricane Isaac: Assessment of Potential Coastal-Change Impacts
OnTheMap for Emergency Management - US Census Bureau reports on the workforce and population for current natural hazard and emergency related events.
National Hurricane Center - National Weather Service web page for Tropical Storm and Hurricane activity