Extreme weather events seem to be in the news more and more often today. Everything from tornados, heat waves, hurricanes, and winter storms impacts people in nearly every location. As a lifelong resident of the Mississippi Gulf Coast who’s had to deal with more than a few hurricanes, I, for one, can say that I […]
With a number of communities experiencing damage and subsequent flooding from the recent hurricane (Florence), it’s useful to remember Esri has a Disaster Response program where you can request assistance and additional support. Community organizations, technologists, and others have made data, maps, and web apps available to the public through this platform.
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 GeoTech community and many organizations are putting together these fine resources in order to inform the public and keep people safe.
Sadly and somewhat shocking, here we are watching another major (epic) hurricane approach the Caribbean and the Eastern Seaboard of the United States – enter Irma. Agencies and populations that are potentially in harms way are bracing for the worst and implementing their emergency strategies.
Sadly, as expected by experts, the 2017 hurricane season is turning out to be busy and deadly. While responders and local officials along the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast are still dealing with the cleanup from Harvey, Irma is barreling towards the Eastern seaboard and the Gulf Coast, picking up speed and strength with each […]
Esri Supporting and Helping Agencies Respond to #flooding Disaster – Get Access to Software and Data
A reminder to agencies, organizations, non-profits, consultants and other GIS professionals who are involved in the response to natural disasters such as wildfires and the more recent flooding and hurricane that has impacted Texas and surrounding areas. Esri is prepared to support those who are responding and supporting agencies with GIS, mapping related services and […]
One of the most satisfying parts of our business is knowing that we are supporting a base of GIS professionals and users in government, industry, non profits, and academia, many of them involved in building maps, webmaps, and apps to support their local communities in times of crisis. Many users of our Admin Tools for […]
A post Hurricane Harvey resource from Esri, this Story Map shares data layers via the Living Atlas including wind, traffic, stream guages, precipitation maps and more
Time for another summer edition of 5Things on Friday – with Hurricane season well underway , September is expected by experts to be a busy month for extreme weather events. As Hurricane Harvey bears down on the Texas Gulf coast we share some of the resources available to responders and the GIS/mapping community to help […]