New Tool to Predict Storm Inundation

The Rhode Island Coastal Management Program, working with the University of Rhode Island and others, developed a simplified model to predict storm inundation.

STORMTOOLS uses NOAA data to provide storm surge predictions for 10-, 25-, 50-, and 100-year storm events. Users can also see how sea level rise scenarios of 1, 2, 3, or 5 feet impacts inundation. Different attribute features, such as the location of critical facilities, can also be layered in. This storm planning and recovery tool lets users compare modeled inundation scenarios with historical flooding events.

The tool is part of a larger effort of the coastal program and its partners to improve state policies on shoreline change. (2016)

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Partners: Rhode Island Coastal Management Program, University of Rhode Island