The USGS provides practical, unbiased information about the Nation's rivers and streams that is crucial in mitigating hazards associated with floods. This site provides information about the USGS activities, data, and services provided during regional high-flow events, such as hurricanes or multi-state flooding events. The USGS response to these events is typically managed by the National Floods Specialist.
USGS scientists, engineers, and technicians worked along the eastern U.S. coast in response to Hurricane Irene, deploying stage sensors and rapid deployment real-time streamgages and flying oblique aerial photography of the coastline in anticipation of Hurricane Irene's arrival. The USGS made storm tide, streamflow, and water quality measurements related to hurricane floods and provided geospatial products of Hurricane Irene's movement and the storm aftermath. USGS scientists assessed landslide potential for areas in the path of Hurricane Irene's rainfall.
Monitoring inland storm tide and flooding from Hurricane Irene along the Atlantic Coast of the United States, August 2011: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1022:A report prepared in cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.