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Storm Surge Sensor During Hurricane Irene
Storm Surge Sensor During Hurricane Irene
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Title: Storm Surge Sensor During Hurricane Irene


During hurricanes the USGS deploys storm-surge monitoring instruments along the coasts, sounds, and bays in impacted areas to gauge how high hurricanes push water in rivers, bays and other areas. The sensors are crucial for forecasting future storms and assessing hurricane damage. They are strapped to structures expected to survive the storm, such as bridge piers, light poles, and fire hydrants. In this picture USGS employee Curtis Weaver installs a storm surge sensor on the Pamlico Sound in Avon, NC.

Location: Avon, NC, USA

Date Taken: 8/26/2011

Photographer: Kristen McSwain
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Photographer Organization: USGS

Usage: This image is public domain/of free use unless otherwise stated. Please refer to the USGS Copyright section for how to credit the photo.


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Type: JPEG image - 1.01 MB
Dimensions: 1200 x 1600

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