By Jill Gambill, GA Sea Grant and UGA Marine Extension
Major storm surge is forecasted for coastal areas in the US due to Hurricane Irma. As we continue to prepare for the impending impacts to our region, we would like to share additional communications resources to help communicate the risks associated with the storm.
The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) GIS program developed this three-dimensional GIS-based animation of storm surge inundation through the NSF-funded CHIME project, in collaboration with the NCAR Mesoscale and Meteorology Laboratory and the University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant.
This simulation demonstrates how quickly storm surge flooding can occur. In only 10-15 minutes, 9 feet of storm surge above ground level can substantially flood a barrier island community.
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