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Tropical Storm Isaac could impact southern United States

2012-09-05

Queen’s University coastal oceanography and engineering expert Ryan Mulligan is available to talk about the possible storm impacts of Tropical Storm Isaac, including storm surges, waves and beach erosion.

“Tropical Storm Isaac is presently in the Gulf of Mexico,” says Dr. Mulligan. “This region of warm water could cause it to strengthen and become a hurricane before making landfall on Tuesday.  High winds, large waves and storm surge will impact the Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama coasts and could result in severe damage in New Orleans and the Mississippi River delta region.”

Dr. Mulligan’s current research sites include: coastal bays in Nova Scotia including the Bay of Fundy and Lunenburg Bay; beaches, barrier islands and estuaries in North Carolina; the Mackenzie River Delta in the Northwest Territories and Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.

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