Hurricane Florence, Flooding LIVE DATA and useful links

19 09 2018

With Hurricane Florence making flood waters top over rivers the many nuclear plants in the area may be threatened. The river we follow is the Cape Fear River that affects Brunswick nuke plant.

ALL FC POSTS for Sept. – mostly on the hurricane and the nuke plant.

Weather Service main page for Wilmington, NC

Weather Service US water levels map – https://water.weather.gov/ahps/

NC live stream height data – main page
– – – interactive river gauge map – 
– – – – – – https://nc.water.usgs.gov/realtime/real_time_north_carolina.html

NC DOT – road closures (MAP + status)

 

USGS Hurricane Florence page – has zoomable map
https://webapps.usgs.gov/florence/

Stream Maps (US) – Weather.gov

Cape Fear River Map

NC County Map

Digital Globe pre-hurricane image … not very zoomable

Google image:

– pre-hurricane

 

USGS Hurricane Florence data

We often use data from this location NE from Wilmington and Brunswick nuke plant:
USGS 02108566 NORTHEAST CAPE FEAR R NR BURGAW, NC

Burgaw river gauge – Live Data

Wilmington river gauge – Live Data

Hwy 74, N. Wilmington – Live Data

Lock 1, north of Wilminton – Live Data

Most recent flow and stage for NC
(Stations highlighted in red are currently above flood stage)
https://waterwatch.usgs.gov/index.php?r=nc&m=flood&w=flood%252Ctable

Nuclear Emergency Tracking Center http://netc.com/

International Radiation Monitoring Stations

NRC Status of Reactors (Brunswick is in Region 2)

NRC – reactor location page   |  alphabetical list with status

REACTORS CURRENTLY NOT IN OPERATION

FEMA –

Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program

The Mass Evacuation Incident Annex to the National Response Framework

This paper has a chart showing who to blame when sh*t hits the fan (page 17) –

Assessment of Offsite Emergency Preparedness
Infrastructure and Capabilities Following an Incident in
the Vicinity of a U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Licensed-Nuclear Power Plant
August 17, 2018
https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1537195353987-869b5b423aa582bddc3e7db893e5761f/2018_FEMA_REP_PCA_DIR_SOG.pdf

Here’s the NRC organizational chart –

And here’s names to take down if a plant blows up near you –

 


[CLICK IMAGE FOR FULL SIZE]  OK to copy and use – FC

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19 09 2018
NRC and US Media Lap Dogs Derelict on Telling Danger from Nuke Plants Hit by Hurricane Florence | flying cuttlefish picayune

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21 09 2018
miningawareness

Great work! I find this link easier to run through for reactor status because u can search for name on page. https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/reactor-status/PowerReactorStatusForLast365Days.txt

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24 09 2018
flyingcuttlefish

CORRECTION
Brunswick nuke plant IS in Brunswick County – down on the SC border.
Wilmington is in Charteret County.
They are in Southport, NC –

map showing Southport
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County MAP
We had it wrong in earlier posts.

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2 10 2018
miningawareness

That is a good map. Interesting that they are calling them levees. I thought that was limited to the Miss R. Why the levees and how high I wonder?

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2 10 2018
flyingcuttlefish

levees are just mounds … usually to protect farm land recovered from swamp land. Wide enough to drive a car across.
I read
Dollar Cotton
– a great American novel….

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2 10 2018
miningawareness

That is a good definition. But it is from the French word “to raise”. SC had a lot of French or maybe Army Corps adopted it.

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2 10 2018
flyingcuttlefish

Canadian French all came down there so long ago. Texas has them too.

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2 10 2018
miningawareness

In NC? Maybe Huguenots? Or Army Corps?

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3 10 2018
flyingcuttlefish

Cajuns …

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3 10 2018
miningawareness

NOT IN NORTH CAROLINA TO MY KNOWLEDGE. None of those colonies took them except PA and they worked their way to LA.

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3 10 2018
flyingcuttlefish

the word for the berm levee is used all over the south and has been since they’ve built them.

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4 10 2018
miningawareness

This is a nice article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levee

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24 09 2018
flyingcuttlefish

USGS has neglected or blanked out water level sensors near Brunswick nuke plant.
A typical sensor data page:
https://stn.wim.usgs.gov/STNPublicInfo/#/SensorPage?Site=12028&Sensor=9347

from their useless Flood Event Viewer live data page:
https://stn.wim.usgs.gov/FEV/#FlorenceSep2018

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26 09 2018
flyingcuttlefish

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2 10 2018
flyingcuttlefish

This map shows only designated communities near Wilmington and avoids showing any post-hurricane image at or near Brunswick nuke plant in Southport, NC …

Map shows aerial footage of flooding from Hurricane Florence
https://scemd.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=76582b9b6616439eafc2612242348d38

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2 10 2018
miningawareness

Extra stars needed for post, but I can only give one!

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3 10 2018
Jack Schick

…tell ya now mama
pack up yo baby an’ run…
when da levee breaks
aint gon’ be no fun…

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3 10 2018
flyingcuttlefish

drove my Chevy to levee but the levee was dry…

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8 10 2018
flyingcuttlefish

We are looking at this page on NRC VIOLATIONS –
https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/enforcement/actions/reactors/b.html#Brunswick

. . . was this 2011 condition ever fixed??

“On December 27, 2011, the NRC issued a Notice of Violation to Carolina Power and Light Company for a violation of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 50, Appendix B, Criterion XVI, “Corrective Action,” associated with a White Significance Determination Process finding involving the failure of Brunswick personnel to promptly identify and correct a condition adverse to quality involving the external flood barrier for the emergency diesel generator fuel oil tank rooms as of April 20, 2011. Specifically, the entrance enclosures which house the emergency diesel generator fuel oil tanks had several openings, unsealed pinholes, and a narrow gap along the perimeter of the base walls, which would allow water intrusion into the emergency diesel generator fuel oil tank rooms during a design basis external event (hurricane).

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