Lazaro Gamio. The conference was a success with many excellent presentations and discussions. The effects of Hurricane Isabel in Maryland and Washington, D.C., were among the most damaging from a tropical cyclone in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area, United States. Hurricane Isabel was a long-lived Cape Verde hurricane that reached Category 5 status on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. Hurricane Isabel September 2003: Flood Magnitude This map provides links to basin maps showing the magnitude of flooding caused by Hurricane Isabel. Hurricane Isabel in Perspective Conference. Map: Every storm that has hit Texas since 1960. Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to map the storm surge flood plain in each of 40 U.S. SLOSH basins (Houston and others, 1999). SLOSH estimates storm surge heights resulting from historical, hypothetical, or predicted hurricanes by taking into account pressure, size, forward speed, track and winds of the hurricane. So did Baltimore after multiple floods, including Hurricane Isabel, which made more than 570 homes and 15 businesses uninhabitable because of flooding. It made landfall near Drum Inlet on the Outer Banks of North Carolina as a Category 2 hurricane.

Photo by Melissa Ann Janssen/FEMA: FEMA Federal Coordinating Office, David Fukutomi and Hampton Mayor, Mamie Locke help with the ice distribution at Hampton High School. Only minor flooding or no flooding occurred in the gray-shaded basins. Hurricane Isabel started as a tropical wave that moved off the coast of Africa on September 1, 2003. Mexico Beach’s new floodplain regulations are part of a shift, floodplain experts said.
It identifies 20% of the island as at high risk, 9% at very high risk, and 1% at extremely high risk of landslides under those conditions. The proceedings volume is now available from IAN Press. One of many houses destroyed from massive flooding caused by Hurricane Isabel along South River Road in the Western part of the state. It struggled to develop for several days until it achieved tropical storm status on September 6. The overall investment in flood mitigation since Isabel has paid off, he said, in less hurricane damage ever since and faster turnaround for the base to reopen. If you have any Hurricane Isabel resources or comments you'd like to share, please visit our discussion forum.. Mark Trice gave a seminar to summarize the findings presented at the conference. Photo by Andrea Booher/FEMA Hurricane Isabel was the strongest Atlantic hurricane since Mitch, and the deadliest, costliest, and most intense hurricane in the 2003 Atlantic hurricane season.The ninth named storm, fifth hurricane, and second major hurricane of the season, Isabel formed near the Cape Verde Islands from a tropical wave on September 6, in the tropical Atlantic Ocean. A new U.S. Geological Survey map of Puerto Rico shows the relative risks of landslides due to the kind of intense rainfall brought on by hurricanes. Isabel’s largest effect was due to flood damage, the greatest of which occurred along North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Flood Recurrence Interval: Shenandoah Basin View and download data below map : Click here for data in Excel : Peak Flow Information: SITE_ID: NAME: DRAINAGE AREA(mi2) DATE: TIME: GAGE HT(ft) DISCHARGE (cfs) RECURRENCE INTERVAL(yr) REMARKS: 01613900 "Hogue Creek near Hayfield, Va." 15.0: 9/19/2003: 2:30AM: … click to enlarge all images