An update from Fort Bend County, Texas and their recent use of Esri Startup company, GroundVu, for obtaining 3D imagery of flood areas.
The before-and-after imagery slider on Woolpert’s website allows local, state and federal officials and the public to navigate and enhance sites in Houston in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
Agricultural crops can wither in a flash when the days turn hot, the air dries, the rain stops and moisture evaporates quickly from the soil. A new early warning system can help alert managers and others as drought begins to happen.
(via the USGS) Flood Preparedness – There’s a New USGS Map (or App) for That — An innovative Twitter feed and map provide real-time water, weather and flood forecasting for Texas.
Houston flooding could cost up to $1.9 billion, BBVA Compass economists say – It’s the costliest flooding the city has seen in 15 years, they say
Models to improve resilience during droughts and floods
FEMA maintains guidelines and standards to support the Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP) program. These guidelines and standards define the specific implementation of the statutory and regulatory requirements for flood risk analysis and mapping for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), address the performance of flood risk projects, processing of Letters of Map Change […]
U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring record flooding on rivers and streams in 12 states across the country. USGS is making preparations for a prolonged field effort along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers as major flooding will extend well into mid-to-late January, particularly along the lower Mississippi River.
Updates include Italy Earthquake, North Atlantic Hurricane and US Offshore Energy Risk Assessment as well as Geocoder Enhancements
Join FEMA and federal partners during a series of Listening Sessions on the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard Implementation. These sessions provide the opportunity to listen, ask questions, and provide feedback on how federal agencies implement the Standard.