Flooding and Sea Level Rise on Virginia’s Eastern Shore

Flooding and Sea Level Rise on Virginia’s Eastern Shore

The Flood and Sea Level Rise app allows users to view the potential future risk of flooding due to sea-level rise (SLR) and storm surge. This quiz-style tutorial demonstrates how to use this information to support planning and decision-making related to hazard mitigation, emergency services, storm water management, land use, and conservation.

Community Rating System Explorer

Community Rating System Explorer

The Community Rating System Explorer helps planners identify areas that are eligible for Open Space Preservation (OSP) credits in FEMA’s Community Rating System (CRS), a voluntary program that encourages improved floodplain management through discounted flood insurance premiums, and provides exportable information to support the application process.

Coastal Defense: Southeast Florida

Coastal Defense: Southeast Florida

Coastal Defense quantifies how natural habitats protect coastal areas by reducing wave-induced erosion and inundation. In Southeast Florida, Coastal Defense helps identify the wave attenuation and coastal protection services provided by coral reefs, mangrove wetlands, and artificial underwater structures under a variety of current and future scenarios.