HURRICANE TIDE FREQUENCIES ON THE ATLANTIC COAST

Francis P. Ho

Abstract


Hurricane surge Is a serious and not uncommon event along the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic coasts of the United States. The most disastrous display of hurricane forces in recent decades was by Camille, which struck the Mississippi coast in 1969. The storm tide reached 24.6 ft MSL„ Reported storm tides on the Atlantic coast have reached elevations of 15 to 20 ft in Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas and New England. One of the latest coordinated efforts to alleviate losses from hurricanes — supplementing warning services, community preparedness, and evacuation plans— is the Flood Insurance Program.

Keywords


hurricane; tide frequency; Atlantic Coast

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