Overall Green alert Flood
in United States

Event summary

This flood can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1102206
Death: 2
Displaced: 30
Countries: United States
From - To 09 Sep - 25 Sep


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Tropical Storm Ophelia, USA, Late September 2023Tropical Storm Ophelia strengthened to near-hurricane status just off the Southeast coast of the USA before making landfall near Emerald Isle along the Outer Banks in North Carolina on 22 September 2023. The NHC warned of 'life-threatening' storm surge, with potential storm surge inundation of 4-6 feet (1.2 to 1.8 metres) in some areas. Strong winds and heavy rain were also forecast. The governors of North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland declared a state of emergency in preparation. As of 23 September, coastal and flash flooding occurred in parts of North Carolina, where some evacuations and rescues were carried out. Roads were swamped and some communities were cut-off and buildings were damaged. Coastal flooding also occurred in eastern Maryland and southern New Jersey. Wind damage left 57,000 homes and businesses without power from North Carolina to Pennsylvania and New Jersey as of 23 September.Sun 24 Sep 2023FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
Detailed event map. European Union, 2023. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (36), (2), NASA (7), WMO (1), INFORM (2),