National Hurricane Center Potential Storm Surge Flooding Map

Type: Planning and Response
Author: National Hurricane Center / NOAA
Year of Publishing: 2016
Description: Storm surge is often the greatest threat to life and property and directly accounts for about half of the deaths associated with tropical cyclones in the United States (Rappaport, 2014). In an effort to improve overall awareness and understanding of the storm surge flooding threat, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) has issued a Potential Storm Surge Flooding Map (effective 2016) for certain tropical cyclones that affect the East and Gulf Coasts of the United States. The Potential Storm Surge Flooding Map depicts the risk associated with coastal flooding from storm surge associated with tropical cyclones and shows: -- Geographical areas where inundation from storm surge could occur -- The heights, above ground, that water could reach in those areas
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