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Flood Inundation, Flood Depth, and High-Water Marks for Selected Areas in North Carolina from the October 2016 Flood

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Start Date
2016-10-07
End Date
2016-10-09
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2017-08-01
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2017-10-12

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Watson, K.M. and Musser, J.W., 2017, Flood Inundation, Flood Depth, and High-Water Marks for Selected Areas in North Carolina from the October 2016 Flood (Version 2.1, October 2017): U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F75X276T.

Summary

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) worked in cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to document the October, 2016 storm event in North Carolina. The passage of Hurricane Matthew through central and eastern North Carolina during October 7-9, 2016, brought heavy rainfall which resulted in major flooding. More than 15 inches of rain were recorded in some areas. Over 600 roads were closed including Interstates 95 and 40, and nearly 99,000 structures were impacted by floodwaters. Immediately after the flooding, the USGS documented 267 high-water marks (HWM), of which 254 were surveyed. The North Carolina Emergency Management documented and surveyed 353 HWMs. Using a subset of these HWMs, six flood-inundation maps [...]

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These polygon boundaries, inundation extents, and depth rasters were created to support the development of flood inundation maps for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) response and recovery operations following a October, 2016 flood event in the communities of Fair Bluff, Goldsboro, Hope Mills, Kinston, Lumberton, Princeville, and Smithfield, North Carolina.

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