Tropical Cyclones & Inland Flooding -An Awareness Guide - title bar

From the Guide... "In addition to wind, tornadoes, and storm surge flooding, a fourth tropical cyclone-associated menace exists - inland fresh-water flooding.   Tropical cyclones can have life-threatening impacts hundreds of miles inland, and the public should be aware of and alert for the heavy rains, lightning, and the floods and flash floods these disturbances can bring." 

This Guide provides a historical perspective of the major tropical cyclone-associated inland flooding events, as well as National Weather Service definitions, and information on what preparedness steps you and your community can take to keep yourselves safe.  

To obtain a copy of the Guide, please see the information below.

A composite of 5 pictures depicting flooding that was associated with tropical cyclones

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To obtain a printed copy of the brochure (available after 8/23/2001), please send your request to:

National Weather Service
Hydrologic Services Division W/ER2x3
630 Johnson Ave
Bohemia, NY 11716

To email or telephone your request, contact eleanor.waymer@noaa.gov or call 631-244-0110.

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Two of the images above were provided by the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
This page was updated 8/23/2001.