weather/emergency response

Data Scientists Use Social Media to Map Hurricane Irma’s Flooding

Data Scientists Use Social Media to Map Hurricane Irma’s Flooding

With Irma bearing down, the researchers piloted a free, online tool to crowd-source information about flood conditions from social media and post it to a map in real-time, allowing emergency managers better respond to local needs.

NOAA Storm Events Database

This dataset is available to the public and can be attained through csv bulk download. It has a tremendous amount of data for weather events in the United States. The specific fields available can vary based on the type of weather event. For tornado segments, the database includes begin datetime, end datetime, begin lat/lon, end lat/lon, EF value, tornado width, etc.  https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/swdi/#Intro