HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — The United States Coast Guard is deploying storm tide sensors around Hampton Roads to measure tidal fluctuations and the height of the tide.
The sensors are being deployed near Virginia Beach, along the Western Chesapeake Bay, and along the Eastern Shore.
Storm-tides are expected to be above normal even if Hurricane Joaquin doesn’t make landfall. The information collected from these sensors will help scientists formulate models of coastal impacts from future storms.
The sensors are part of the USCG SWATH network, which consists of water-level and barometric-pressure motioning devices that are out put in advance of a storm.