The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration unveiled an online tool to help users prepare and handle the effects of coastal flooding. The Coastal Inundation Dashboard is designed to deliver 48-hour water level forecasts, storm surge information and historic flooding data through the use of real-time information gathered from 200 coastal water level stations, NOAA said Friday.
“The Coastal Inundation Dashboard, like OceanReports and other National Ocean Service online tools, brings vast amounts of NOAA’s data together to benefit businesses and communities that drive our nation’s blue economy,” said Nicole LeBoeuf, acting director of national ocean service at NOAA.
The agency noted that the platform will help coastal residents and decision makers validate flooding risks and allow fishermen to secure tidal information. The platform will also enable access to Storm QuickLook, an information tool built to provide cyclone track forecast and storm surge warnings to users.