NOAA
Office of Coast Survey
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce


September 12, 2018

Hello Coast Survey,

As Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast, our teams here at Coast Survey are preparing for not only hydrographic survey response following the storm, but lending our modeling expertise to the National Hurricane Center’s storm surge team. Thank you to all those involved in prestaging our assets and coordinating with our federal and state partners.

You can monitor the storm’s progress as well as other coastal observations at nowCOAST™. We will also be posting regular updates on our response efforts to our blog. Most importantly, however, please make sure you and your loved ones are safe and prepared for this storm.

Rear Admiral Shepard M. Smith
Rear Admiral Shepard M. Smith
Director, Office of Coast Survey