Tag: Hurricane Florence
Despite the fury Hurricane Florence unleashed along the coastline of the Carolinas, areas with wide sandy beaches and high dunes fared well in the face of an unprecedented onslaught of storm surge and waves, according to the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA).
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced the immediate availability of $14 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help restore access to essential roads and bridges damaged by Hurricane Florence throughout North Carolina.
Historic rains from Hurricane Florence caused the release of stormwater, which may have come into contact with coal ash from a lined landfill, at Duke Energy’s Sutton Power Plant in Wilmington, N.C.
Hurricane Florence, a dangerous Category 4 hurricane, is very likely to cause beach erosion along about three-quarters of the North Carolina coast as it makes landfall, and to overwash about 15 percent of that state’s dunes, with less extensive erosion in nearby states, say coastal change experts at the U.S. Geological Survey
Hurricane response crews from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are installing storm-tide sensors at key locations along the North and South Carolina coasts in advance of Hurricane Florence.