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Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 439-447, 2017
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Research article
21 Mar 2017
The influence of an extended Atlantic hurricane season on inland flooding potential in the southeastern United States
Monica H. Stone and Sagy Cohen
Interactive discussionStatus: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
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RC1: 'Manuscript Review: Assessing the Influence of an Extended Hurricane Season on Inland Flooding Potential in the Southeast United States', Anonymous Referee #1, 09 Nov 2016 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
AC1: 'Response to Reviewer #1', Monica Stone, 17 Nov 2016 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
RC2: 'Good job', Robert Rohli, 17 Nov 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
RC3: 'Comment on "Assessing the influence of an extended hurricane season on flooding potential in the Southeast United States"', Anonymous Referee #2, 29 Dec 2016 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
AC2: 'Response to Reviewer #2', Monica Stone, 12 Jan 2017 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
Peer review completion
AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by Editor) (05 Feb 2017) by Thorsten Wagener  
AR by Monica Stone on behalf of the Authors (14 Feb 2017)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (24 Feb 2017) by Thorsten Wagener  
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Short summary
This research was conducted in order to determine what effect a longer hurricane season is likely to have on flooding risk in the southeastern United States. We found that an extension of the hurricane season to May–December (just 2 months longer) increased the number of days that would be at risk to flooding were the average tropical cyclone to occur by 28–180 %. This is signifiant, as global climate change is likely to increase sea surface temperatures and extend the hurricane season.
This research was conducted in order to determine what effect a longer hurricane season is...