A few surge observations in the wee hours of the morning. Or is it Wii hours of the morning? Perhaps Wii needs to make a hurricane/ surge game?
NOAA Tides and Currents reports the following surge obs as of around 1:30AM CDT Wednesday.
Location Surge Height (ft)
Shell Beach, LA 10.86
Bay Waveland Yacht Club, MS 7.28
New Canal Station, LA 4.37
Pascagoula NOAA Lab, MS 4.26
Coast Guard, Mobile, AL 3.86
Pilots Station East, SW Pass, LA 3.55
Shell Beach, LA continues to lead the pack of observed surge obs, with a water level of nearly 11 feet above normal. Storm surge is also inundating the Mississippi Coast, with a current level of 7.28 feet above normal at Bay Waveland Yacht Club.
Slightly after midnight tonight, WAFB reported that storm surge was overtopping levees in Plaquemines Parish, LA. They specifically mentioned overtopping in the communities of Buras and Pointe-a-la Hache. Does anyone know levee heights in those areas?
Also, if anyone has surge obs, pictures or video, please comment on this blog or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.