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National Assessment of Storm-Induced Coastal Change Hazards

Real-Time Storm Response

Probabilities of collision (inner strip), overwash (middle strip), and inundation (outer strip) for Hurricane Sandy, NHC Advisory 29.
Probabilities of collision (inner strip), overwash (middle strip), and inundation (outer strip) for Hurricane Sandy, NHC Advisory 29.

To better understand storm impacts on the coast, the USGS National Assessment of Storm-Induced Coastal Change Hazards group will often respond to landfalling events. A response is triggered by a number of factors including events where landfall has a high likelihood of causing significant coastal change, where there are expected to be significant societal or ecosystem impacts, or where there are overlaps with ongoing research or applied efforts.

Response activities include:

Beach morphology, predicted coastal change, and quantified storm-induced coastal change can be found by visiting the individual web pages for the following storms: Matthew (2016), Colin (2016), Joaquin (2015) Isaac (2012), Sandy (2012), Irene (2011), Gustav (2008), and Ike (2008).  

To view probabilities of coastal change for the entire U.S. coast during generalized storm conditions, see the USGS Coastal Change Hazards Portal.