Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Maximum water height during Sandy

Newsday of 1.8.2013 published a summary article titled "A Tally of Storm's Wrath," reporting numbers that the newspaper had received from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  The only number that specifically mentioned Seaford was the Maximum Water Height in Seaford of 8.36 feet.  According to the text of the article, the figure was derived from tide gauges in the bays and observations along the coast.  A friend told me that FEMA representatives were measuring high water marks on buildings a day or two after the storm.
Newsday offered FEMA's inundation map at but I could not access it. Hopefully, the map will become available on FEMA's website, which at the moment offers the 2009 flood prediction map.

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