Water Resources of the United States

PROJECT ALERT NOTICE (CT MA RI)

Date: Sun, 22 Aug 2021 11:10:33 EDT

Summary: The USGS New England WSC deployed 68 storm-tide, wave, and barometric-pressure sensors today in response to the expected landfall of Hurricane Henri.

In response to the expected landfall of Hurricane Henri on eastern Long Island, NY tomorrow, the USGS New England Water Science Center deployed 47 storm-tide/wave and 19 barometric-pressure sensors in coastal areas of CT, MA, and RI that are expected to receive major to life-threating coastal flooding from the storm. The sensors were deployed in front of the storm by ten teams of USGS scientists, and will be used to record the timing and duration of the expected storm-tide flooding. The sensors will remain deployed until after the storm passes.

USGS scientists are expected to begin recovery of the sensors next week, depending on local conditions, and will download and process the datafiles. As sensors are processed, data will be uploaded and available from the USGS Flood Event Viewer at https://stn.wim.usgs.gov/fev/#2021TropicalCycloneHenri

The effort is being funded through a FEMA Mission Assignment.

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