Coastal communities are becoming increasingly vulnerable to the risk of damage from coastal inundation. In the northeast, Hurricane Sandy was a stark reminder of the potential damage a single storm can cause. These additional resources listed below will allow you to create tools and provide information to help communities prepare for coastal inundation. Through the use of data, visualizations, and simulations, you can help people understand their exposure to coastal inundation hazards and their increased vulnerability due to population increase and sea level rise.
- Sea Level Rise Planning Tool - New Jersey and New York State (Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties) is a map service providing future estimates of sea level rise for regions in New Jersey and New York State.
- Sea Level Rise Planning Tool - New York City is a map service providing future estimates of sea level rise for New York City
- ArcGIS REST Services (New York and New Jersey 2050 and 2100 and New York City 2050)
Coastal Erosion and Vulnerability
- USGS Coastal Change Hazards Portal is a tool that maps the impacts of extreme storms (i.e. hurricanes, tropical storms) on water levels and inundation. It also provides estimates of sea level rise and shoreline change.
Coastal Flood Frequency
This dataset depicts the extent of flood-prone coastal areas based on predicted water levels exceeding specific tidal heights as issued by local National Weather Service offices.
Economics: National Ocean Watch (ENOW)- Bureau of Economic Analysis, NOAA Coastal Services Center, Bureau of Labor Statistics
ENOW is time-series data on the Ocean and Great Lakes Economy, which includes six economic sectors that depend on the oceans and Great Lakes. ENOW is available for counties, states, and the nation in a wide variety of formats.
Social Vulnerability Index (SoVI) Census Block Groups (2000) – University of South Carolina Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute
Index measuring the social vulnerability of Census block groups to environmental hazards
Contributing Partners: NOAA Coastal Services Center
Enables viewers to find tropical cyclone data in the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific Basins
- NOAA Historical Hurricane Tracks is a tool for tracking the paths of historical hurricanes
- ArcGIS REST Service
- International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship (IBTrACS) provides tropical cyclone best track data