Flooding continues 5 days after Irene

Author: Dr. Lloyd Blanchard, Director of Public Performance Management, IEM

We are now five days past Hurricane Irene sweeping up the east coast, and a number of communities remain flooded. This extended flooding will certainly add to the economic damages projected earlier. Based on data from the National Weather Service, we show those communities that remain flooded below as of 11am today (September 2, 2011). The water level above flood stage represents the depth of the flooding.