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 Summary Tower Deployment
Tower Data

 Details - Hurricane Dennis
 Storm Path:  Storm Facts:

 Storm Life  September 21 - October 4, 2002
 Landfall  Intracoastal City, La

Cat I

 October 1 - October 5, 2002
 $430 Million
 Casualties  6
 Links  NOAA - NHC, AOML

Source:  NOAA Hurricane Dennis Tropical Cyclone Report (author: Miles B. Lawrence)

Synopsis of FCMP Deployment

As the center of Hurricane Dennis trekked past the southwest tip of the Isle of Youth over western mainland Cuba on October 1st, FCMP teams from CU and UF traveled to Mobile, Alabama. On the morning of October 2nd (while the cyclone turned northward through the Gulf of Mexico), FCMP personnel and equipment caravanned to Baton Rouge, Louisiana and set up base camp.  In the afternoon, the team split into two deployment groups.  The first team traveled west along I-10 inserting towers in Lafeyette (T0) and Baton Rouge (T1).  The second team traveled south placing towers in Donaldsonville (T2) and Lydia (T3).  With 9 personnel working, the four towers went operational over a 7-hour period (between 2/2303 and 3/0616 UTC).

Between Cuba and Louisiana, Dennis intensified to 64.4 m/s (144 mph) early on the 3rd over the north-central Gulf of Mexico and then rapidly weakened during the 13 hours until landfall.  Dennis made landfall on the Louisiana coast with an estimated 41.2 m/s (92.2 mph) maximum wind speed.

Participating Team Members
Cos Gardener
Glen Haris
Jon Lamb
Mark Leviatan, LSU
Forrest Masters
Matt McCann
Jamie Padgett
Tim Reinhold, PhD
Scott Robinette
Kirby --, LSU
Robin Weaver

Source:  American Insurance Services Group



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