TAG: hurricanes

Satellite imagery aids rescue efforts for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria

November 28, 2017By
MODIS Image of Hurricane Harvey. This natural color image of Hurricane Harvey was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA's Terra satellite as the hurricane reached the Gulf Coast of Texas at 12:25 p.m. local time on Aug. 25, 2017. (Image: USGS)

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 its path through the Caribbean?... read more

Track Hurricane Joaquin with Maps, Social Media

October 1, 2015By
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Esri is providing a continuously updated hurricane map that shows the projected paths, storm surge, weather warnings and precipitation of Hurricane Joaquin. In addition, the real-time effects of the storm can be seen via social media posts. The website, Hurricanes & Cyclones, is part of the Esri Disaster Response Program. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is offering updates through its National... read more

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CoreLogic Introduces Proprietary Wind Verification Technology

March 30, 2015By

CoreLogic has introduced wind verification technology that will improve the accuracy and timing of insurance claims related to severe wind damage. The new technology combines proprietary three-dimensional storm models, storm-tracking models and artificial intelligence models with radar data, on-the-ground observations and actual damage reports to analyze wind conditions. The scientific and observation-based Wind Speed Maps and Wind Verification Reports from CoreLogic... read more

CoreLogic Identifies 6.5M U.S. Homes at Risk of Hurricane Storm Damage

July 14, 2014By

CoreLogic — a global property information, analytics and data-enabled services provider — has released its 2014 storm surge analysis featuring estimates on both the number and reconstruction value of single-family homes exposed to hurricane-driven storm surge risk within the United States. According to the findings, more than 6.5 million homes along the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf coasts are at risk of storm... read more

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Enhanced Sea-level Prediction System to Improve Coastal Flooding Plans

June 5, 2014By
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As the Gulf Coast begins another hurricane season, researchers with the Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science (CBI) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will be improving the data collection system to allow for more accurate planning and predictions for flooding and sea-level rise. CBI has been awarded $1.35 million to enhance the National Spatial Reference System that helps model... read more