Providing Flood Exposure Data to Planners and First Responders

The Red Cross is using a NOAA Digital Coast tool, the Coastal County Flood Exposure Snapshot, to communicate vulnerability information to its network members. Coastal Mississippi and Louisiana are susceptible to a variety of natural and man-made hazards, and many of the residents are particularly vulnerable because of age, income, or disabilities. The snapshot tool turns vulnerability data into a visual with easy-to-understand tables and graphs. This approach makes it easier to see where concentrations of vulnerable citizens are located. (2016)

Partners: American Red Cross, Coastal Resilience Networks, NOAA Office for Coastal Management