Community Resilience Resources by Disaster Type

Resources that can be filtered by hazard type to pinpoint risks and vulnerabilities as well as specific solutions that pertain to particular regions and/or disasters.

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Natural Hazards

Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Case Studies Series

This case study series highlights climate change adaptation and resilience work in the transportation sector.

Date Published: July 2016

Climate Change, Resilience, and Fairness: How Nonstructural Adaptation Can Protect and Empower Socially Vulnerable Communities on the Gulf Coast

This white paper reviews case studies of nonstructural adaptation strategies implemented in response to disasters in flood-prone areas. This paper aims to discuss how to best serve vulnerable communities in their adaptation efforts for the impacts of a changing climate.

Date Published: April 2016

Lessons from Sandy: Federal Policies to Build Climate Resilient Coastal Regions

This report identifies a set of policies and administrative practices that federal agencies, as well as state and local governments, can adopt to help make coastal regions more resilient to the impacts of climate change.

Date Published: April 2016

Planning Framework for a Climate-Resilient Economy

This framework helps communities assess their economic vulnerability to climate change and improve their economic resilience.

Date Published: April 2016

Healthy, Resilient, and Sustainable Communities After Disasters: Strategies, Opportunities, and Planning for Recovery

This report reviews and recommends disaster recovery practices and programs that facilitate community health development.

Date Published: September 2015

Creating Safe Growth Strategies for the San Francisco Bay Area

This report provides a model for other regions and localities to create vulnerability assessments to make future development safer and resilient.

Date Published: April 2015

Stronger Housing, Safer Communities: Strategies for Seismic and Flood Risks

This program webpage details housing and community vulnerability due to earthquakes and sea level rise. It also provides strategies that reduce these vulnerabilities to help the San Francisco Bay Area meet its resilience and sustainability goals.

Date Published: March 2015

North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study Report

This report provides communities information on changing flood risks associated with with climate change. It also provides tools to help communities prepare for future flood risks.

Date Published: January 2015

Cool Policies for Cool Cities: Best Practices for Mitigating Urban Heat Islands in North American Cities

The urban heat island (UHI) effect intensifies temperatures within cities.  This document identifies cities and best practices to mitigate UHIs and its effects.

Date Published: October 2014

Encroaching Tides: How Sea Level Risk and Tidal Flooding Threaten U.S. East and Gulf Coast Communities over the Next 30 Years

Using a mid-range scenario for future sea level rise, the authors find that, by 2030, more than half of the 52 communities analyze can expect to average more than two dozen tidal floods per year.  The report provides strategies for building resilient coastal communities.

Date Published: October 2014

National Hurricane Center Releases National Map of Storm Surge Risk

NOAA's National Hurricane Center (NHC) and Office for Coastal Management (OCM) hosts a new high-resolution interactive national inundation risk maps and data via an online web mapping service. The link to the new tool is found in this resource.

Date Published: October 2014

Adapting to Rising Tides

This webpage provides a general overview of Adapting to Rising Tides. Adapting to Rising Tides is a collaborative planning effort to help San FranciscoBay Area communities adapt to sea level rise and storm event flooding.

Date Published:  August 2014

California Department of Food and Agriculture Drought Resources

This webpage provides drought resources for farmers, ranchers, and farmworkers as well as local planners and community groups.

Date Published:  August 2014

Coastal Flood Exposure Mapper

This tool allows users to select a location and explore maps that show people, places, and natural resources exposed to coastal flood hazards.

Date Published:  August 2014

Firewise Communities

This wepage provides general information about NFPA's Firewise Communities program. NFPA's Firewise Communities program teaches people how to adapt to living with wildfire.

Date Published:  August 2014

Historical Hurricane Tracks Mapping Tool

This interactive mapping tool searches and displays global tropical cyclone data. Users are able to query storms by the storm name, ZIP Code, city, state, geographic region, or latitude/longitude coordinates.

Date Published:  August 2014

LANDFIRE Webpage

This tool provides over 20 national geo-spatial layers (e.g. vegetation, fuel, disturbance, etc.), databases, and ecological models that inform strategic planning for fire and natural resource management activities.

Date Published:  August 2014

National StormSmart Coasts

This webpage provides information for coastal decision makers protecting their communities from weather and climate hazards.

Date Published:  August 2014

NOAA Regional Climate Services Directors

This webpage provides the names and contact information of NOAA's Regional Services Directors. Regional Services Directors provide place-based climate science and information products and services to help people make informed decisions.

Date Published:  August 2014

OpenNSPECT Training

This training introduces participants to a GIS-based tool that examines land cover to estimate runoff, nonpoint source pollution, and erosion.

Date Published:  August 2014

U.S. Drought Monitor

This map provides a weekly overview of drought conditions that is based on measurements of climatic, hydrologic and soil conditions as well as reported impacts and observations from more than 350 contributors around the country.

Date Published:  August 2014

U.S. Geological Survey Coastal Hazards Portal

This resource portal for coastal communities lets users track the changes on the coastline through the past, present, and future.

Date Published:  August 2014

Flood Resilience Checklist

The flood resilience checklist can help communities determine its level of flood preparedness.

Date Published: July 2014

2014 Natural Disaster Housing Risk Report

This report provides information on the natural disaster risk of homes and assigns a risk score to more than 3,000 county housing markets nationwide.

Date Published: June 2014

Risky Business: The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States

This report provides information on the climate risks to specific business sectors and regions of the economy.

Date Published: June 2014

City Resilience Framework

This document outlines a framework that encompasses the complexity of cities and the numerous factors and indicators that contribute to a city's disaster resilience.

Date Published: April 2014

IPCC Climate Change 2014: Assessing and Managing the Risks of Climate Change, Summary for Policymakers

This document provides a summary that explains to policymakers observed impacts, vulnerability and exposure, and adaptive responses to date as well as illustrates the future risks and sustainable development interactions.

Date Published: March 2014

Resilient Cities: A Grosvenor Research Report

This report outlines existing research on resilience and vulnerability of cities facing future climate risk, specifically on population growth, the economy, and adaptive capacity.

Date Published: January 2014

A Disaster in the Making: Addressing the Vulnerability of Low-Income Communities to Extreme Weather

This document provides recommendations on how to address underlying vulnerability of low-income people and how leaders can strengthen the local response before and after disaster events strike.

Date Published: August 2013

Promoting Resilience Post-Sandy Through Innovative Planning and Design

This document provides resources for analysis and design, specifically for hurricane and flood recovery.

Date Published: June 2013

Climate Resources Geoplatform

This website provides climate data, maps, and other tools related to climate change and its impacts.

Date Published: December 2012

Facing the Climate Gap: How Environmental Justice Communities are Leading the Way to a More Sustainable and Equitable California

This report examines how California communities of color are fighting for climate justice and implementing effective responses with equity at the center in an effort to close the climate gap.

Date Published: October 2012

Climate Change Resource Directory

This resource list provides information to help local governments plan and implement climate change adaptation strategies, with an emphasis on water and stormwater management.

Date Published: July 2012

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters

This report frames the challenge of dealing with extreme weather as an issue in decisionmaking and risk management, and it outlines adaptation options from the local to international scale.

Date Published: January 2012

Pilot Projects Help Build a Weather-Ready Nation

This document provides examples of pilot projects conducted by Weather-Ready Nation initiative to enhance the resiliency and preparedness of communities in the face of extreme weather.

Date Published: January 2012

Green Building and Climate Resilience: Understanding Impacts and Preparing for Changing Conditions

This report summarizes current technical and scientific data on the impacts of climate change on the built environment and identifies strategies that will increase resilience and facilitate climate adaptation.

Date Published: January 2011

Have Disaster Losses Increased Due to Anthropogenic Climate Change?

This study examines previous disaster loss studies and determines the impact of future climate change using future risk projections.

Date Published: July 2010

Adapting to Climate Change: A Planning Guide for State Coastal Managers

This guide helps coastal managers develop and implement adaptation plans to reduce the impacts of climate change.

Date Published: January 2010

The Climate Gap: Inequalities in How Climate Change Hurts Americans & How to Close the Gap

This report provides information on the inequalities of low-income and minority populations when facing the harmful effects of climate change.

Date Published: May 2009

Grand Challenges for Disaster Reduction Implementation Plan: Flood

This chapter of the Grand Challenges for Disaster Reduction Implementation Guidebook provides information on interagency implementation actions for volcanic hazards that build upon ongoing efforts. Addressing these implementation actions will improve America’s capacity to plan for and recover from volcanic eruptions.

Date Published: January 2008

Grand Challenges for Disaster Reduction

This report outlines challenges faced by disaster-effected communities and how they can invest in science and technology related to disaster reduction.

Date Published: June 2005

Drought

Planning Framework for a Climate-Resilient Economy

This framework helps communities assess their economic vulnerability to climate change and improve their economic resilience.

Date Published: April 2016

California Department of Food and Agriculture Drought Resources

This webpage provides drought resources for farmers, ranchers, and farmworkers as well as local planners and community groups.

Date Published: August 2014

U.S. Drought Monitor

This map provides a weekly overview of drought conditions that is based on measurements of climatic, hydrologic and soil conditions as well as reported impacts and observations from more than 350 contributors around the country.

Date Published: August 2014

Risky Business: The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States

This report provides information on the climate risks to specific business sectors and regions of the economy.

Date Published: June 2014

Climate Resources Geoplatform

This website provides climate data, maps, and other tools related to climate change and its impacts.

Date Published: December 2012

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation

This report frames the challenge of dealing with extreme weather as an issue in decisionmaking and risk management, and it outlines adaptation options from the local to international scale.

Date Published: January 2012

Earthquake

Creating Safe Growth Strategies for the San Francisco Bay Area

This report provides a model for other regions and localities to create vulnerability assessments to make future development safer and resilient.

Date Published: April 2015

Stronger Housing, Safer Communities: Strategies for Seismic and Flood Risks

This program webpage details housing and community vulnerability due to earthquakes and sea level rise. It also provides strategies that reduce these vulnerabilities to help the San Francisco Bay Area meet its resilience and sustainability goals.

Date Published: March 2015

2014 Natural Disaster Housing Risk Report

This report provides information on the natural disaster risk of homes and assigns a risk score to more than 3,000 county housing markets nationwide.

Date Published: June 2014

Fire

Disaster Resiliency and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Codes and Standards

This review of fire protection codes and standards for resilience building and identifies gaps in knowledge necessary to support integrating resilience into NFPA codes and standards.

Date Published: December 2014

LANDFIRE Webpage

This tool provides over 20 national geo-spatial layers (e.g. vegetation, fuel, disturbance, etc.), databases, and ecological models that inform strategic planning for fire and natural resource management activities.

Date Published: August 2014

Flood

Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Case Studies Series

This case study series highlights climate change adaptation and resilience work in the transportation sector.

Date Published: July 2016

Climate Change, Resilience, and Fairness: How Nonstructural Adaptation Can Protect and Empower Socially Vulnerable Communities on the Gulf Coast

This white paper reviews case studies of nonstructural adaptation strategies implemented in response to disasters in flood-prone areas. This paper aims to discuss how to best serve vulnerable communities in their adaptation efforts for the impacts of a changing climate.

Date Published: April 2016

Lessons from Sandy: Federal Policies to Build Climate Resilient Coastal Regions

This report identifies a set of policies and administrative practices that federal agencies, as well as state and local governments, can adopt to help make coastal regions more resilient to the impacts of climate change.

Date Published: April 2016

Planning Framework for a Climate-Resilient Economy

This framework helps communities assess their economic vulnerability to climate change and improve their economic resilience.

Date Published: April 2016

Creating Safe Growth Strategies for the San Francisco Bay Area

This report provides a model for other regions and localities to create vulnerability assessments to make future development safer and resilient.

Date Published: April 2015

Stronger Housing, Safer Communities: Strategies for Seismic and Flood Risks

This program webpage details housing and community vulnerability due to earthquakes and sea level rise. It also provides strategies that reduce these vulnerabilities to help the San Francisco Bay Area meet its resilience and sustainability goals.

Date Published: March 2015

North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study Report

This report provides communities information on changing flood risks associated with with climate change. It also provides tools to help communities prepare for future flood risks.

Date Published: January 2015

Adapting to Rising Tides

This webpage provides a general overview of Adapting to Rising Tides. Adapting to Rising Tides is a collaborative planning effort to help San FranciscoBay Area communities adapt to sea level rise and storm event flooding.

Date Published:  August 2014

Coastal Flood Exposure Mapper

This tool allows users to select a location and explore maps that show people, places, and natural resources exposed to coastal flood hazards.

Date Published:  August 2014

National StormSmart Coasts

This webpage provides information for coastal decision makers protecting their communities from weather and climate hazards.

Date Published:  August 2014

NOAA Sea Grant Information Webpage

This webpage provides general information about Sea Grants. Sea Grants provide integrated research, communication, education, extension and legal programs to coastal communities through informed personal, policy and management decisions.

Date Published:  August 2014

Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts Viewer

This teaching and planning tool can be used to visualize potential impacts from sea level rise in coastal communities.

Date Published:  August 2014

U.S. Geological Survey Coastal Hazards Portal

This resource portal for coastal communities lets users track the changes on the coastline through the past, present, and future.

Date Published:  August 2014

EPA Flood Resilience Checklist

This checklist includes strategies to improve flood resilience, improve land and discourage development in river corridors, and protect communities in vulnerable settlements.

Date Published: July 2014

Flood Resilience Checklist

The flood resilience checklist can help communities determine its level of flood preparedness.

Date Published: July 2014

Planning for Flood Recovery and Long-Term Resilience in Vermont: Smart Growth Approaches for Disaster-Resilient Communities

This document offers policy options to communities affected by flood to help them update and strengthen their policies and strategies to improve flood resilience.

Date Published: July 2014

Risky Buisness: The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States

This report provides information on the climate risks to specific business sectors and regions of the economy..

Date Published: June 2014

Surging Seas Mapping Tool

This mapping tool shows geographic areas at various sea levels (rise and flooding). This tool matches areas with timelines of risk, down to the neighborhood scale.

Date Published: October 2013

Promoting Resilience Post-Sandy Through Innovative Planning and Design

This document provides resources for analysis and design, specifically for hurricane and flood recovery.

Date Published: June 2013

Strategically Placing Green Infrastructure: Cost-Effective Land Conservation in the Floodplain

This document provides an analysis that demonstrates how communities can model estimated flood damage reduction benefits of green infrastrucutre, compare them to costs, and target investments.

Date Published: April 2013

Climate Resources Geoplatform

This website provides climate data, maps, and other tools related to climate change and its impacts.

Date Published: December 2012

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation

This report frames the challenge of dealing with extreme weather as an issue in decisionmaking and risk management, and it outlines adaptation options from the local to international scale.

Date Published: January 2012

Status of Building Codes in New Jersey and New York: The Future of Resilience in a Post-Sandy Environment

This document provides an examination of New York's and New Jersey's building codes and suggestions to help increase building resilience for future storms.

Date Published: January 2012

Getting to Resilience: A Coastal Community Resilience Evaluation Tool

This questionnaire guides planners and local decision makers through the process of disaster preparedness and resilience planning.

Date Published: March 2011

Adapting to Climate Change: A Planning Guide for State Coastal Managers

This guide helps coastal managers develop and implement adaptation plans to reduce the impacts of climate change.

Date Published: January 2010

Grand Challenges for Disaster Reduction Implementation Plan: Flood

This chapter of the Grand Challenges for Disaster Reduction and Implementation Guidebook provieds a checklist of strategies to improve flood resilience, improve land and discourage development in river corridors, and protect communities in vulnerable settlements.

Date Published: January 2008

Heat

Planning Framework for a Climate-Resilient Economy

This framework helps communities assess their economic vulnerability to climate change and improve their economic resilience.

Date Published: April 2016

Cool Policies for Cool Cities: Best Practices for Mitigating Urban Heat Islands in North American Cities

The urban heat island (UHI) effect intensifies temperatures within cities.  This document identifies cities and best practices to mitigate UHIs and its effects.

Date Published: October 2014

Risky Business: The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States

This report provides information on the climate risks to specific business sectors and regions of the economy.

Date Published: June 2014

Climate Resources Geoplatform

This website provides climate data, maps, and other tools related to climate change and its impacts.

Date Published: December 2012

Facing the Climate Gap: How Environmental Justice Communities are Leading the Way to a More Sustainable and Equitable California

This report examines how California communities of color are fighting for climate justice and implementing effective responses with equity at the center in an effort to close the climate gap.

Date Published: October 2012

The Climate Gap: Inequalities in How Climate Change Hurts Americans & How to Close the Gap

This report provides information on the inequalities of low-income and minority populations when facing the harmful effects of climate change.

Date Published: May 2009

Hurricane and Tropical Storm

Climate Change, Resilience, and Fairness: How Nonstructural Adaptation Can Protect and Empower Socially Vulnerable Communities on the Gulf Coast

This white paper reviews case studies of nonstructural adaptation strategies implemented in response to disasters in flood-prone areas. This paper aims to discuss how to best serve vulnerable communities in their adaptation efforts for the impacts of a changing climate.

Date Published: April 2016

Lessons from Sandy: Federal Policies to Build Climate Resilient Coastal Regions

This report identifies a set of policies and administrative practices that federal agencies, as well as state and local governments, can adopt to help make coastal regions more resilient to the impacts of climate change.

Date Published: April 2016

North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study Report

This report provides communities information on changing flood risks associated with with climate change. It also provides tools to help communities prepare for future flood risks.

Date Published: January 2015

National Hurricane Center Releases National Map of Storm Surge Risk

NOAA's National Hurricane Center (NHC) and Office for Coastal Management (OCM) hosts a new high-resolution interactive national inundation risk maps and data via an online web mapping service. The link to the new tool is found in this resource.

Date Published: October 2014

Encroaching Tides: How Sea Level Risk and Tidal Flooding Threaten U.S. East and Gulf Coast Communities over the Next 30 Years

Using a mid-range scenario for future sea level rise, the authors find that, by 2030, more than half of the 52 communities analyze can expect to average more than two dozen tidal floods per year.  The report provides strategies for building resilient coastal communities.

Date Published: October 2014

Historical Hurricane Tracks Mapping Tool

This interactive mapping tool searches and displays global tropical cyclone data. Users are able to query storms by the storm name, ZIP Code, city, state, geographic region, or latitude/longitude coordinates.

Date Published:  August 2014

2014 Natural Disaster Housing Risk Report

This report provides information on the natural disaster risk of homes and assigns a risk score to more than 3,000 county housing markets nationwide.

Date Published: June 2014

Promoting Resilience Post-Sandy Through Innovative Planning and Design

This document provides resources for analysis and design, specifically for hurricane and flood recovery.

Date Published: June 2013

Climate Resources Geoplatform

This website provides climate data, maps, and other tools related to climate change and its impacts.

Date Published: December 2012

FORTIFIED Home Hurricane Standards

This document highlights standards created to minimize damage and loss resulting from hurricanes; improving, protecting, and strengthening design and construction.

Date Published: January 2012

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation

This report frames the challenge of dealing with extreme weather as an issue in decisionmaking and risk management, and it outlines adaptation options from the local to international scale.

Date Published: January 2012

Status of Building Codes in New Jersey and New York: The Future of Resilience in a Post-Sandy Environment

This document provides an examination of New York's and New Jersey's building codes and suggestions to help increase building resilience for future storms.

Date Published: January 2012

Grand Challenges for Disaster Reduction Implementation Plan: Hurricane

This chapter of the Grand Challenges for Disaster Reduction Implementation Guidebook provides information on interagency implementation actions for hurricane hazards that build upon ongoing efforts. Addressing these implementation actions will improve America’s capacity to prevent and recover from hurricanes.

Date Published: January 2008

Landslide

Grand Challenges for Disaster Reduction Implementation Plan: Landslide

This chapter of the Grand Challenges for Disaster Reduction Implementation Guidebook provides information on interagency implementation actions for landslide hazards that build upon ongoing efforts. Addressing these implementation actions will improve America’s capacity to prevent and recover from landslides.

Date Published: January 2008

Tornado/Wind Storm

2014 Natural Disaster Housing Risk Report

This report provides information on the natural disaster risk of homes and assigns a risk score to more than 3,000 county housing markets nationwide.

Date Published: June 2014

Climate Resources Geoplatform

This website provides climate data, maps, and other tools related to climate change and its impacts.

Date Published: December 2012

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation

This report frames the challenge of dealing with extreme weather as an issue in decisionmaking and risk management, and it outlines adaptation options from the local to international scale.

Date Published: January 2012

FORTIFIED Home Hurricane Standards

This document highlights standards created to minimize damage and loss resulting from hurricanes; improving, protecting, and strengthening design and construction.

Date Published: January 2012

Planning for Flood Recovery and Long-Term Resilience in Vermont: Smart Growth Approaches for Disaster-Resilient Communities

This document offers policy options to communities affected by flood to help them update and strengthen their policies and strategies to improve flood resilience.

Date Published: July 2014

Grand Challenges for Disaster Reduction Implementation Plan: Tornado

This chapter of the Grand Challenges for Disaster Reduction Implementation Guidebook provides information on interagency implementation actions for tornado hazards that build upon ongoing efforts. Addressing these implementation actions will improve America’s capacity to prevent and recover from tornadoes.

Date Published: January 2008

Tsunami

Climate Resources Geoplatform

This website provides climate data, maps, and other tools related to climate change and its impacts.

Date Published: December 2012

Grand Challenges for Disaster Reduction Implementation Plan: Tsunami

This chapter of the Grand Challenges for Disaster Reduction Implementation Guidebook provides information on interagency implementation actions for tsunami hazards that build upon ongoing efforts. Addressing these implementation actions will improve America’s capacity to prevent and recover from tsunamis.

Date Published: January 2008

Volcano

Grand Challenges for Disaster Reduction Implementation Plan: Flood

This chapter of the Grand Challenges for Disaster Reduction Implementation Guidebook provides information on interagency implementation actions for volcanic hazards that build upon ongoing efforts. Addressing these implementation actions will improve America’s capacity to plan for and recover from volcanic eruptions.

Date Published: January 2008

Wildfire

LANDFIRE Webpage

This tool provides over 20 national geo-spatial layers (e.g. vegetation, fuel, disturbance, etc.), databases, and ecological models that inform strategic planning for fire and natural resource management activities.

Date Published:  August 2014

Firewise Communities

This webpage provides general information about NFPA's Firewise Communities program. NFPA's Firewise Communities program teaches people how to adapt to living with wildfire.

Date Published:  August 2014

Grand Challenges for Disaster Reduction Implementation Plan: Wildfire

This chapter of the Grand Challenges for Disaster Reduction and Implementation Guidebook provides information on interagency implementation actions for wildfire hazards that build upon ongoing efforts. Addressing these implementation actions will improve America’s capacity to prevent and recover from wildfire.

Date Published: January 2008

Winter Storm

Grand Challenges for Disaster Reduction Implementation Plan: Winter Storm

This chapter of the Grand Challenges for Disaster Reduction Implementation Guidebook provides information on interagency implementation actions for winter storm hazards that build upon ongoing efforts. Addressing these implementation actions will improve America’s capacity to prevent and recover from winter storms.

Date Published: January 2008

Sea Level Rise

Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Case Studies Series

This case study series highlights climate change adaptation and resilience work in the transportation sector.

Date Published: July 2016

Planning Framework for a Climate-Resilient Economy

This framework helps communities assess their economic vulnerability to climate change and improve their economic resilience.

Date Published: April 2016

Lessons from Sandy: Federal Policies to Build Climate Resilient Coastal Regions

This report identifies a set of policies and administrative practices that federal agencies, as well as state and local governments, can adopt to help make coastal regions more resilient to the impacts of climate change.

Date Published: April 2016

Creating Safe Growth Strategies for the San Francisco Bay Area

This report provides a model for other regions and localities to create vulnerability assessments to make future development safer and resilient.

Date Published: April 2015

Stronger Housing, Safer Communities: Strategies for Seismic and Flood Risks

This program webpage details housing and community vulnerability due to earthquakes and sea level rise. It also provides strategies that reduce these vulnerabilities to help the San Francisco Bay Area meet its resilience and sustainability goals.

Date Published: March 2015

North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study Report

This report provides communities information on changing flood risks associated with with climate change. It also provides tools to help communities prepare for future flood risks.

Date Published: January 2015

Adapting to Rising Tides

This webpage provides a general overview of Adapting to Rising Tides. Adapting to Rising Tides is a collaborative planning effort to help San FranciscoBay Area communities adapt to sea level rise and storm event flooding.

Date Published:  August 2014

Coastal Flood Exposure Mapper

This tool allows users to select a location and explore maps that show people, places, and natural resources exposed to coastal flood hazards.

Date Published:  August 2014

National StormSmart Coasts

This webpage provides information for coastal decision makers protecting their communities from weather and climate hazards.

Date Published:  August 2014

NOAA Sea Grant Information Webpage

This webpage provides general information about Sea Grants. Sea Grants provide integrated research, communication, education, extension and legal programs to coastal communities through informed personal, policy and management decisions.

Date Published:  August 2014

OpenNSPECT Training

This training introduces participants to a GIS-based tool that examines land cover to estimate runoff, nonpoint source pollution, and erosion.

Date Published:  August 2014

Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts Viewer

This teaching and planning tool can be used to visualize potential impacts from sea level rise in coastal communities.

Date Published:  August 2014

U.S. Geological Survey Coastal Hazards Portal

This resource portal for coastal communities lets users track the changes on the coastline through the past, present, and future.

Date Published:  August 2014

Planning for Flood Recovery and Long-Term Resilience in Vermont: Smart Growth Approaches for Disaster-Resilient Communities

This document offers policy options to communities affected by flood to help them update and strengthen their policies and strategies to improve flood resilience.

Date Published: July 2014

Risky Business: The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States

This report provides information on the climate risks to specific business sectors and regions of the economy.

Date Published: June 2014

Surging Seas Mapping Tool

This mapping tool shows geographic areas at various sea levels (rise and flooding). This tool matches areas with timelines of risk, down to the neighborhood scale.

Date Published: October 2013

Promoting Resilience Post-Sandy Through Innovative Planning and Design

This document provides resources for analysis and design, specifically for hurricane and flood recovery.

Date Published: June 2013

Climate Resources Geoplatform

This website provides climate data, maps, and other tools related to climate change and its impacts.

Date Published: December 2012

Climate Change Resource Directory

This resource list provides information to help local governments plan and implement climate change adaptation strategies, with an emphasis on water and stormwater management.

Date Published: July 2012

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation

This report frames the challenge of dealing with extreme weather as an issue in decisionmaking and risk management, and it outlines adaptation options from the local to international scale.

Date Published: January 2012

Getting to Resilience: A Coastal Community Resilience Evaluation Tool

This questionnaire guides planners and local decision makers through the process of disaster preparedness and resilience planning.

Date Published: March 2011

Adapting to Climate Change: A Planning Guide for State Coastal Managers

This guide helps coastal managers develop and implement adaptation plans to reduce the impacts of climate change.

Date Published: January 2010

Severe Ice Storm

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation

This report frames the challenge of dealing with extreme weather as an issue in decisionmaking and risk management, and it outlines adaptation options from the local to international scale.

Date Published: January 2012

Coastal Storm

Climate Change, Resilience, and Fairness: How Nonstructural Adaptation Can Protect and Empower Socially Vulnerable Communities on the Gulf Coast

This white paper reviews case studies of nonstructural adaptation strategies implemented in response to disasters in flood-prone areas. This paper aims to discuss how to best serve vulnerable communities in their adaptation efforts for the impacts of a changing climate.

Date Published: April 2016

Lessons from Sandy: Federal Policies to Build Climate Resilient Coastal Regions

This report identifies a set of policies and administrative practices that federal agencies, as well as state and local governments, can adopt to help make coastal regions more resilient to the impacts of climate change.

Date Published: April 2016

North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study Report

This report provides communities information on changing flood risks associated with with climate change. It also provides tools to help communities prepare for future flood risks.

Date Published: January 2015

Historical Hurricane Tracks Mapping Tool

This interactive mapping tool searches and displays global tropical cyclone data. Users are able to query storms by the storm name, ZIP Code, city, state, geographic region, or latitude/longitude coordinates.

Date Published:  August 2014

National StormSmart Coasts

This webpage provides information for coastal decision makers protecting their communities from weather and climate hazards.

Date Published:  August 2014

NOAA Sea Grant Information Webpage

This webpage provides general information about Sea Grants. Sea Grants provide integrated research, communication, education, extension and legal programs to coastal communities through informed personal, policy and management decisions.

Date Published:  August 2014

OpenNSPECT Training

This training introduces participants to a GIS-based tool that examines land cover to estimate runoff, nonpoint source pollution, and erosion.

Date Published:  August 2014

Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts Viewer

This teaching and planning tool can be used to visualize potential impacts from sea level rise in coastal communities.

Date Published:  August 2014

U.S. Geological Survey Coastal Hazards Portal

This resource portal for coastal communities lets users track the changes on the coastline through the past, present, and future.

Date Published:  August 2014

Planning for Flood Recovery and Long-Term Resilience in Vermont: Smart Growth Approaches for Disaster-Resilient Communities

This document offers policy options to communities affected by flood to help them update and strengthen their policies and strategies to improve flood resilience.

Date Published: July 2014

Promoting Resilience Post-Sandy Through Innovative Planning and Design

This document provides resources for analysis and design, specifically for hurricane and flood recovery.

Date Published: June 2013

Climate Resources Geoplatform

This website provides climate data, maps, and other tools related to climate change and its impacts.

Date Published: December 2012

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation

This report frames the challenge of dealing with extreme weather as an issue in decisionmaking and risk management, and it outlines adaptation options from the local to international scale.

Date Published: January 2012

Getting to Resilience: A Coastal Community Resilience Evaluation Tool

This questionnaire guides planners and local decision makers through the process of disaster preparedness and resilience planning.

Date Published: March 2011

Hazard and Resiliency Planning: Perceived Benefits Among Land Use Planners

This document provides information about a research project that makes final reccomendations on how to begin hazard mitigation planning in coastal regions.

Date Published: April 2010

Adapting to Climate Change: A Planning Guide for State Coastal Managers

This guide helps coastal managers develop and implement adaptation plans to reduce the impacts of climate change.

Date Published: January 2010

Grand Challenges for Disaster Reduction Implementation Plan: Coastal

This chapter of the Grand Challenges for Disaster Reduction Implementation Guidebook provides information on interagency implementation actions for coastal hazards that build upon ongoing efforts. Addressing these implementation actions will improve America’s capacity to prevent and recover from coastal disasters.

Date Published: January 2008