Free and rapid imagery was provided through the USGS Hazard Data Distribution System The calls for assistance started days before Hurricane Harvey came barreling across America’s doorstep this summer. First responders and government officials needed answers to prepare and protect communities. How strong is this storm going to be? What kind of damage occurred on […]
There’s many maps, webmaps and web resources available online to support the response to Hurricane Irma. These range for traffic maps, evacuation routes, shelter locations, wind speed and direction information and much more. The following is a sample of some map resources that have been compiled by the crew at GEO Jobe
Many companies and people from the GIS, mapping, surveying, and geotech community have sprung into action to help with the response and relief effort from recent disasters. If you or your company (or one you know of) have provided resources or are willing to provide resources to help, please provide details here. Note: in addition […]
NASA and NOAA satellites have been providing valuable satellite imagery to forecasters at the National Hurricane Center, and revealed that Hurricane Irma has strengthened to a Category 5 hurricane on Sept. 5 around 8 a.m. EDT (1200 UTC).
This infrared imagery from GOES-16 shows Tropical Storm Harvey earlier this morning, Monday, August 28, 2017.
Watch Harvey’s Movements from the Evening of August 24 to Noon on August 28
FEV (an interactive map) provides viewable and downloadable flood event data
To learn more about USGS’ role providing science to decision makers before, during and after Hurricane Harvey, visit the USGS Hurricane Harvey page. UPDATE: This story has been revised to reflect new NOAA-National Hurricane Center storm surge projections which were released August 25 at 7 a.m.
WASHINGTON – The federal government is actively providing support to states, local communities, and tribes as Hurricane Harvey, now downgraded to a Tropical Storm, continues to impact the coastline and inland areas of Texas. FEMA’s National Response Coordination Center (NRCC) in Washington, D.C., and Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC) in Denton, Texas, continue 24-hour coordination of […]
Newswise — The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, which begins June 1 and runs for six months, is expected to have a near-average number of storms. This season’s forecast, according to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), includes 11-17 named storms, between five and nine hurricanes and at last two major hurricanes.