Water Resources of the United States


Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2018 13:00:16 EDT

Summary: Hurricane Florence makes landfall on NC coast.

15 teams and 30 SAWSC staff members began preparation for Hurricane Florence on Sunday, September 9. The South Atlantic Water Science Center received two FEMA Mission Assignments (North Carolina and South Carolina) for deploying storm tide sensors and rapid deployment gages (RDGs) along the NC-SC coast. High Water Marks also will be documented in flooded areas throughout the two states. 159 storm tide sensors and 21 Rapid Deployment Gages were installed. Florence made landfall yesterday (9/14) near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Storm precipitation totals in the Wilmington area are expected to reach 30", with 40" possible in nearby coastal areas. 5 deaths in North Carolina have been attributed to Hurricane Florence. Major flooding is expected along the Cape Fear, Lumber, Waccamaw, Pee Dee, and Little Pee Dee Rivers. 4 gages (2 in NC, 2 in SC) are currently not operational. SAWSC leadership is in continued communication with NHC, FEMA, NWS, and State DOTs and EMDs.

NC RDGs deployed for Florence
SC RDGs delployed for Florence

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