Compare pre- and post-storm lidar surveys, which can be used to account for elevation changes occurring as a result of beach erosion, overwash, and island breaching that can occur during large storm events.
Coastal storms such as hurricanes and nor’easters bring flooding, storm surge, and the potential for severe damage. Communities that plan and prepare before a storm strikes are more resilient. These Digital Coast resources can help.
View past hurricane and tropical storm tracks via web services.
Coastal intertidal areas, wetlands, and adjacent uplands are important for storm protection. Use these data to find your community’s natural protection and see how it’s changed over time.
Organize relevant coastal hazards data and information related to extreme storms, shoreline change, and sea level rise that can aid in decision-making.
View complex flood, wetland, and economic data in easy-to-understand, visual formats to engage and educate stakeholders on potential coastal storm issues.
View, collect, download, and share community flood exposure maps.
Use the query function to display past hurricane and tropical storm tracks and information, along with county-level demographic data.
See which areas prone to frequent flooding and the potential reach of various sea level rise scenarios.
View the worst-case scenario for storm surge flooding using the Weather Service’s SLOSH model for different hurricane wind categories at high tide. Note: category 5 data do not exist north of North Carolina.
Communicate more effectively about coastal hazards after participating in this interactive webinar.
Understand and map coastal inundation using the geospatial techniques learned in this training.
Create local maps using the Coastal Flood Exposure Mapper and learn how to use these maps to engage stakeholders.
Understand, identify, visualize, and communicate storm surge and other inundation risks using products within this toolkit.
This animation provides a quick way to help people understand storm surge.
Learn about the dangers of storm surge and how to use the National Hurricane Center’s Potential Storm Surge Flooding maps.
Review inundation levels connected to Post-tropical Cyclone Sandy.
This post focuses on the storm surge that can accompany winter coastal storms.