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 Flood Event Viewer. The viewer 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 viewer. They include deployed non-transmitting storm tide sensors and wave height sensors and real-time rapid deployment streamgages (RDGs) along the Northeast coast: https://stn.wim.usgs.gov/STNServices/#/
Click here for a list of streamgages deployed to monitor Hurricane Sandy.
Click here to open the Hurricane Sandy Flood Event Viewer
or access the data services at: https://stn.wim.usgs.gov/STNServices/#/
Please note: the previous mapping product has been retired. This product included a FEMA surge boundary layer that has not been implemented in the new viewer, but that information can still be found here: Sandy Surge Boundaries