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NWS Hurricane Post Storm Data Acquisition (Multiple Hurricanes)

NWS Hurricane Post Storm Data Acquisition (Multiple Hurricanes)
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I just posted some Post Storm Data on a few of our more famous hurricanes.  I worked more than one of these when I was in Emergency Management, and while Weather is not my primary (or secondary) interest, I did have to know the basics.

The Post Storm Data Acquisition (PSDA) activity includes the acquisition and assembly of
highly perishable data necessary for accurate post-event analysis. It requires the rapid
deployment of trained teams following the event to gather damage evidence, e.g., storm debris
damage patterns, that can be used to accurately identify and describe the event.

In cases of prolonged events, it may be appropriate to collect data during the event.

Information gained from PSDA enables the NWS to increase the knowledge of extreme events,
learn how to better use existing equipment, improve NWS warning programs, and provide
accurate storm damage information and EF-Scale/Saffir-Simpson Scale ratings to the news
media and academia. During long-duration events, such as flooding, data acquisition and
overflights may be valuable to both document the event and to enhance ongoing forecast
services.

NWS Hurricane Charley Post Storm Data

NWS Hurricane Charley Post Storm Data

NWS Hurricane Frances Post Storm Data

NWS Hurricane Frances Post Storm Data

NWS Hurricane Isabel Post Storm Data

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NWS Hurricane Ivan Post Storm Data

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NWS Hurricane Jeanne Post Storm Data

NWS Hurricane Jeanne Post Storm Data

“NWS Hurricane Katrina Post Storm Data

NWS Hurricane Katrina Post Storm Data

NWS Hurricane Rita Post Storm Data

NWS Hurricane Rita Post Storm Data
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