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Category: Recent Flood Events

The US COVID-19 pandemic in the flood season
Published: October 14, 2020

Researcher in the Eversource Energy Center recently quantified the compound risk of flooding and COVID-19 at the US county-level. See figure from Shen et al. 2020 (Science of the Total Environment, https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1bugWB8ccoNAZ) showing the compound risk accross the US. Hotspots of high risk for both types of hazards are concentrated along southern and eastern coastal […]

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Hurricane Sally Inundation Map
Published: September 20, 2020

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Flood Inundation Map from Hurricane Laura derived from the Eversource Energy Center RAPID system
Published: August 31, 2020

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Vulnerable Trees, High Winds, Other Factors Combined for Unusually Severe Storm Damage from Isaias
Published: August 14, 2020

— Aug. 14, 2020 STORRS, Conn. – Gypsy moth infestations and drought conditions in recent years have weakened trees throughout Connecticut to such an extent that forests were particularly vulnerable when the remnants of Hurricane Isaias swept through on Aug. 4, causing extensive power outages related to tree damage. Those factors, along with the capricious […]

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Hurricane Dorian Flooding in Bahamas
Published: September 10, 2019

On Sunday, September 1st, Hurricane Dorian made landfall on Great Abaco Island unleashing unprecedented destruction on the Northern Bahamas, causing at least 40 deaths. Dorian was characterized by extreme wind gusts – up to 220 mph – extensive coastal flooding – up to 20 feet storm surge – and impressive precipitation – up to 40 […]

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