This towering, spooky streamgage is bracing for Tropical Storm Michael.

You can see Bernice Allen, one of the USGS's brave hydrotechs, get ready to move my equipment above potential flood levels to keep it operating. Streamgage 02096500, here, sitting on the Haw River in North Carolina.
Fast moving Tropical Storm Michael is moving through the Carolinas after devastating part of Florida’s Panhandle coast and crossing inland Florida and southern Georgia.
A USGS crew from the South Atlantic Water Science Center, along with @NWS, visited me yesterday to help me collect water height and flow data during the storm. You can see the dramatic jump in water height in the second photo of a hydrograph.
My information helps @NWS forecast floods, @FEMA and local emergency managers keep people safe and water managers make wise decisions. I'm funded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
My river is no stranger to flooding - it overflowed after Hurricane Florence brought immense rainfall just last month.
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Photo cred: Nelson Padgett, USGS.

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