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.
When projections showed Hurricane Harvey could bring a record setting amount of rain to Houston, the graphics desk at the New York Times started exploring ways of showing the rainfall.
The National Flood Hazard Layer (NFHL) is a compilation of GIS data that comprises a nationwide digital Flood Insurance Rate Map. The GIS data and services are designed to provide the user with the ability to determine the flood zone, base flood elevation, and floodway status for a particular location.
A “starter list” of tools and open data that can support community preparedness for floods.
The FEMA Flood Map Service Center (MSC) is the official public source for flood hazard information produced in support of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
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