Assume it's 1:00 am on the morning of Monday, October 29, 2012. Superstorm Sandy is coming. You're the shop owner at 160 South Street, the corner of South Street and Dover Street, in Manhattan.
You've already had minor flooding on yesterday's high tides. The media claims Sandy's storm surges will be worse today on Monday's morning high tide and evening high tide. You don't know whether to move your inventory off the floors onto the tables or move it to the second floor. You run flood24 again using your ELF of 3.5 feet on the Already Have ELF page and you receive this flooding forecast:
Your Earliest Level of Flooding (ELF) at your location, 160 South Street, NYC is 3.5 feet.
As of 1:00 am, Monday, October 29, 2012, the water level (blue) is 1.5 feet and is 2 feet below the location's ELF (brown).
This location may begin to flood at 6:05 am, Monday, October 29, 2012 when the water level is forecasted to reach the ELF or street level.
The maximum flooding depth (red) over the ELF or the street level level is forecasted to be 3.0 feet at 9:10 am, Monday, October 29, 2012.
Maximum flooding depth of 3 feet at 9:10 am
The flooding may recede from the location after 12:45 pm, Monday, October 29.
A second flooding:
This location is forecasted to begin flooding again at 6:05 pm, Monday, October 29, 2012 when the water level may have risen to the ELF or street level.
The maximum flooding depth (red) over the ELF or the street level is forecasted to be 7.0 feet at 9:20 pm, Monday, October 29, 2012.
Maximum flooding depth of 7.0 feet at 9:20 pm
The flooding may recede from this location after 12:45 am, Tuesday, October 30.
You, the shopowner, decide to move your inventory to the second floor.
After the flooding recedes, Dr. Philip Orton of Stevens Institute (seaandskyny.com) uses the latest state-of-the-art scientific technique to measure the high water mark on the side wall :-)
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