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Julia Knisel storm reporter

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As presented at the 2015 Great Marsh Coalition Sea Level Rise Syposium

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Julia Knisel storm reporter

  1. 1. Coastal Storm Damage Observations & Reporting Around The Great Marsh Julia Knisel Coastal Shoreline & Floodplain Manager MA Office of Coastal Zone Management
  2. 2. Flooding of Homes Salisbury 03/07/2013
  3. 3. Flooding of Homes Salisbury 03/07/2013
  4. 4. Overwash of Dunes/Seawalls Rockport 01/03/2014
  5. 5. Overwash Material Salisbury 10/23/2014
  6. 6. Beach/Dune Erosion Newbury 03/08/2013
  7. 7. Building Damages Salisbury 03/08/2013
  8. 8. Washed Out Roads Rockport 03/09/2013
  9. 9. Undermined Coastal Structures Rockport 03/08/2013
  10. 10. 2014-2015 Winter Storm Reports
  11. 11. Using StormReporter @ mycoast.org/ma
  12. 12. • Emergency response & recovery: identify impacted areas, direct resources, baseline for formal assessments • Weather warnings & forecasts: verify impacts, fine tune forecast procedures • Planning & project review: support local decisions • Scientific Studies: ground-truth inundation & erosion models Use of Reports Newbury 03/09/2013
  13. 13. REPORT ONLY WHEN SAFE • …after first light or when the storm subsides • Beware of downed trees & power lines • Watch out for high wind gusts & flying debris • Do NOT traverse flooded areas • Do not stand at the edge of an eroded dune or bank • Be very careful near breaking waves • Be alert for the smell of hazardous materials
  14. 14. mycoast.org/ma

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