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.
Prior to the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, USGS technicians deployed non-transmitting storm tide sensors and wave height sensors and real-time rapid deployment streamgages (RDGs) along the Northeast coast.
The data are available on the Hurricane Sandy Mapping Application. The mapper provides location information, site photos and data for storm tide and inland flooding. Data will be made available as soon as possible following the storm.
A database download is available for the USGS Strom Tide Gages and High-Water Marks. These data are provisional and could be updated as often as every two hours. If you choose to download this file instead of using the web services, please be aware that these data will be changed and finalized into a final report. Please check back for fresh data often.
All Storm Tide Gage Data and High-Water Marks (Personal Geodatabase, Approx 3.5 mb file)
Web services for Hurricane Sandy are provided for data access outside the mapper. They include deployed non-transmitting storm tide sensors and wave height sensors and real-time rapid deployment streamgages (RDGs) along the Northeast coast.
|All Storm Tide Gages|
|Wave Height Sensors|
|Barometric Pressure Sensors|
Click here for a list of streamgages deployed to monitor Hurricane Sandy.
|Click here to open the Hurricane Sandy Mapper
All data is provisional and subject to revision.