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Floods in Florida due to Tropical Storm Fay, August 15 through September 26, 2008
Entry ID: USGS_OFR_2010_1142


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Summary
Abstract: Weather conditions produced by Tropical Storm Fay from August 15 through September 26, 2008, caused historic flooding, spawned 19 tornadoes, inflicted $390 million in damages, and contributed to five deaths in Florida. This slow-moving system made four separate landfalls accompanied by extensive rainfall and some wind-induced effects. Major flooding with new period-of-record instantaneous peaks and maximum monthly mean streamflows were reported throughout the Ochlockonee and St. Marks Rivers in the Florida Panhandle and the St. Marys, St. Johns, Econlockhatchee, and Wekiva Rivers in northeastern Florida. A total of 147 field crews from the U.S. Geological Survey in Florida made flood measurements immediately following passage of Tropical Storm Fay and continued to monitor high-water conditions for the subsequent 24 days. These measurements were used to verify and document the ratings and the peaks of this climatic event throughout the State.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 29.0 S: 24.0  E: -80.0  W: -83.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Richard J. Verdi and Sandra L. Holt
Dataset Title: Floods in Florida due to Tropical Storm Fay, August 15 through September 26, 2008
Dataset Series Name: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report
Dataset Release Date: 2010
Dataset Release Place: U.S.
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Issue Identification: 2010–1142
Online Resource: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2010/1142/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-08-15
Stop Date: 2008-09-26


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > FLORIDA


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >STORMS >TROPICAL STORM    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >DISCHARGE/FLOW    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >FLOODS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >RIVERS/STREAMS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >RUNOFF    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >WATER CHANNELS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >WATER TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >WATER TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >SEVERE STORMS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >TROPICAL CYCLONES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
OCEANS


Instrument
RAIN GAUGES    [Information]
WATER LEVEL GAUGES    [Information]


Keywords
Tropical Storm
Flooding
Water Levels
Natural Hazards


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
USGS


Data Center
Florida Water Science Center, Water Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://fl.water.usgs.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: FLORIDA WATER SCIENCE CENTER
Phone: 813-975-8620
Contact Address:
10500 University Center Drive, Suite 215
City: Tampa
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33612-6427
Country: USA


Personnel
RICHARD VERDI
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 850-553-3676
Email: rverdi at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S Geological Survey
Suite A200
2639 North Monroe St.
City: Tallahassee
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 32303
Country: USA


TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-11-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-01-24


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