Coastal Flood Exposure Mapper

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Launch

This product supports community discussions about coastal hazard vulnerabilities and assets with maps that show people, places, and natural resources exposed to coastal flooding. Based on the Roadmap for Adapting to Coastal Risk training, the tool supports users undertaking a community-based approach to assessing coastal hazard risks and vulnerabilities. Users can select their geography and create a collection of maps that can be downloaded or shared online. Also included are tips for using these maps in a community workshop, case studies, and resources for continuing risk and vulnerability conversations.

screenshot of the Coastal Flood Exposure Mapper

The current geography includes most of the Hurricane Sandy impact area (coastal counties of Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York). Expansion plans are underway for the rest of the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico.

Features

  • Allows users to select a location and explore maps that show people, places, and natural resources exposed to coastal flood hazards
  • Creates a collection of maps to download or share online to communicate flood exposure
  • Provides guidance for using the maps to engage community members and stakeholders in conversations about potential coastal flood impacts
  • Offers access to map services and tips on using them in an online mapping platform

Launch

  • Access the map services and data used in the tool
  • The current geography includes most of the Hurricane Sandy impact area (coastal counties of Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York). Expansion plans are underway for the rest of the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico.
  • For technical assistance, or to let us know how you are using the mapper, email csc.info@noaa.gov.