Accession Number : ADA131948

Title :   Poststorm Reconnaissance of Tropical Storm Chris.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS HYDRAULICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Flor,Thomas H

PDF Url : ADA131948

Report Date : Jul 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : This report presents the results of a poststorm reconnaissance to determine the extent of flooding caused in Tropical Storm Chris along the Texas-Louisiana coastline in September 1982. This survey covered the coastal area from Sabine Pass, Texas, to Cameron, Louisiana. Tropical Storm Chris made landfall 7 miles east of Sabine Pass at 0600 CDT 11 September 1982. The highest storm-generated surge, in the range of 8.5 to 9 ft, occurred at Peveto Beach, 8 miles east of the point of landfall. Storm-induced flooding west and east of the point of landfall is estimated to have reached 2.8 ft above perdicted tide level 17 miles to the west and 2.5 ft above predicted tide 19 miles to the east. The meteorological history of Tropical Storm Chris is included as an appendix to this report. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Storms, Tropical cyclones, Louisiana, Coastal regions, Flooding, Sea level, Barometric pressure, Variations

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE