Hurricane Dolly occurred between 20 and 25 July 2008. It made landfall as a category 1 hurricane in southern Texas. Hurricane Dolly caused some significant wind and flood damage. Inundation up to 4 feet above ground level was observed along portions of Texas coast. Maximum sustained winds up to 83 knots were recorded during this Hurricane in the United States. There was a total of just one fatality in the United States with about $525 million property damage [NOAA, 2009]1.
Figure: Best track positions for Hurricane Dolly, 20-25 July 2008 (Source: NOAA1)
1Pasch, R. J., and Kimberlain T.B., (January 2009), Tropical Cyclone Report Hurricane Dolly (AL042008) 20-25 July 2008, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – National Hurricane Center.
|Hazards Data Distribution System||Aerial imagery of the region||USGS|
|Dolly 2008||Including tropical cyclone report, aircraft missions, surface wind field analyses, satellite pictures, wind centers and tracks, radar composites, stepped frequency microwave radiometer, dropsonde data, and photos from flights||NOAA – Atlantic Oceanographic & Meteorological Laboratory|
|Tropical Cyclone Report Hurricane Dolly||The National Hurricane Center's Tropical Cyclone Reports (formerly called Preliminary Reports) contain comprehensive information on each storm, including synoptic history, meteorological statistics, casualties and damages, and the post-analysis best track (six-hourly positions and intensities).||NOAA – National Hurricane Center|