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National Assessment of Storm-Induced Coastal Change Hazards

Hurricane Nate Response

Hurricane Nate approaching Louisiana on October 7, 2017.
Hurricane Nate approaching Louisiana on October 7, 2017.

Hurricane Nate made landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River on October 8, 2017 and caused widespread coastal erosion along the Northern Gulf of Mexico coastline. Preliminary observations from tide gauges along the coast indicate storm surge reached 1 to 2 meters above predicted tides from Louisiana through the Florida Panhandle. Offshore wave heights in excess of 5 meters were observed offshore of Alabama. These large waves contributed to an additional 1 to 3 meters of wave runup at the shoreline. The combined effects of surge and storm-induced wave runup created elevated total water levels at the shoreline, causing extensive beach erosion and overwash.

The USGS National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards storm team is responding to Hurricane Nate with the following:

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