Category 5 Hurricane made landfall on Wednesday, September 6, sweeping over a string of Caribbean islands. The tiny island of Barbuda received a direct hit and suffered devastating destruction. It continued on its path of destruction and landfall in the Florida Keys on Sunday, September 10, as a Category 4 storm. Irma battered the islands with winds up to 130 mph and 10 foot storm surge. The storm cut its path up the western coast of Florida, but with winds more than 400 miles from the center, it was large enough to affect both coasts. Miami was spared a direct hit, but there was flooding in large areas and wind damage. Irma was a Category 2 hurricane when it hit Naples on the west coast, causing flooding and wind damage there as well. As various agencies and organizations tries to catch up on the extent of Hurricane Irma’s extent of impact, the following data sets are available to Inhance® users:
SSBN Surge and Inland Flood Footprint: Irma storm surge footprint has been developed using NOAA surge projections and active real-time tide gauges located around Florida. The inland flood footprints are developed using the NOAA rainfall forecast.
AON Impact Forecasting event footprint for the wind and coastal surge perils associated with Hurricane Irma. This is modeled using observational data inputs as of 10PM on September 9th, focusing on Florida.
KatRisk Wind and Surge footprint: Preliminary US wind and surge footprints with Irma hovering over Florida on Sunday as well as a wind footprint for the Caribbean.
JBA Flood and Storm Surge Flood Footprint (Florida and Caribbean) - Flood event footprint for Florida showing areas that are at risk of flooding from storm surge and inland flooding to the Caribbean islands.