Hurricane Sally Rainfall and Storm Surge has impacts in Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida
September 23 2020
Envirosite Provides Environmental Data to Aid in Hurricane Sally Cleanup Efforts.
Hurricane Sally made landfall on September 16 at 1:30 am CDT near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a Category 2 hurricane with winds raging at 100 mph. In addition to high winds, the storm produced over 30 inches of rain in some areas of Florida and Alabama. Severe flooding has been exacerbated by Sally’s slinking speed. The National Hurricane Center published Hurricane Sally storm surge maps for the affected states. We combined the National Hurricane Center's Storm Surge data with Envirosite's comprehensive environmental and geospatial data sets to help aid public officials and environmental professionals.
Envirosite's Storm Surge impact analysis indicates the highest number of contaminated sites at risk of flooding in Alabama are in Mobile County. For Mississippi, the highest number of contaminated sites at risk are in Jackson County. For Florida, the highest number of contaminated sites at risk are in Bay, Escambia, Okaloosa, and Santa Rosa Counties.
Figure 1: Map showing Contaminated Sites for the Hurricane Sally inundation areas
Figure 2: Map showing Potentially Contaminated Sites for the Hurricane Sally inundation areas
The affected area maps are available for Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi.
The Envirosite contaminated and regulated sites data related to Hurricane Sally can be downloaded here.
Hurricane Laura Sites kmz
|Superfund NPL, NPL-Related||56||36||17|
|State Hazardous Waste sites||21||692||52|
|Spills, Other contaminated sites||751||1655||41|
|POTENTIALLY CONTAM SITES||522||1593||103|
|RCRA Regulated sites||159||111||22|
|Above Ground Storage Tanks (bulk storage)||110||309||2|
|Gas Stations and Underground Storage Tanks||210||550||78|
|Other potentially contaminated sites||43||623||1|
Hurricane Laura Inundation kmz
Here is the legend for the NHC Potential Storm Surge Flooding Map
1 = 0 to 1 foot above ground
2 = Greater than 1 foot above ground
3 = Greater than 3 feet above ground
4 = Greater than 6 feet above ground
5 = Greater than 9 feet above ground
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