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

Coastal Resilience Evaluation and Siting Tool (CREST)

This resource is used to make informed decisions about the siting of coastal restoration and resilience projects. The tool identifies Resilience Hubs, which are areas of open space where projects may have the greatest potential to benefit both human community resilience and fish and wildlife. 

Date Published: November 2021

Picturing Our Future

This resource provides sea level rise visuals for 189 locations around the world.

Date Published: November 2021

Coastal Futures

This resource is a viewer for 21st century projections of climatic impact-drivers (CIDs) leading to coastal impacts and risk (including coastal CID data sets assessed in IPCC AR6 WGI).

Date Published: November 2021

Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters

This resources provides disaster analysis that seeks to bring the best public and private disaster loss data together in a systematic approach. It provides a consistent record of weather and climate disasters with costs equaling or exceeding $1 billion in damages (adjusting for inflation) using high-quality data sources and peer-reviewed methods. This provides historical context to these events when they occur while quantifying their total, direct costs.

Date Published: November 2021

Heat Island Cooling Strategies

This resource provides detailed information on strategies to reduce urban heat islands and provides examples of the activities that governments and communities are implementing.

Date Published: November 2021

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: November 2021

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: November 2021

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: November 2021

Climate Resources Geoplatform

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

Date Published: November 2021

Unprecedented Threats to Cities from Multi-century Sea Level Rise

This resource uses state-of-the-art new global elevation and population data to show that, under high emissions scenarios leading to 4 ∘C warming and a median projected 8.9 m of global mean sea level rise within a roughly 200- to 2000-year envelope, at least 50 major cities, mostly in Asia, would need to defend against globally unprecedented levels of exposure, if feasible, or face partial to near-total extant area losses.

Date Published: October 2021

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: October 2021

2020 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: January 2021

2020 U.S. billion-dollar Weather and Climate Disasters in Historical Context

This resource provides a final 2020 update to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s billion-dollar disaster report. It confirms that 2020 was a historic year of extremes with 22 separate billion-dollar weather and climate disasters across the United States.

Date Published: January 2021

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

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: December 2015

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

Adaptation Planning and Implementation

This report highlights the complementary roles of mitigation and adaptation in climate policy. Moreover, the report shows there are barriers, limits, and costs that are not fully understood to make adaptation adequate for a reduction in vulnerability to future climate change.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: April 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

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

Drought

Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters

This resources provides disaster analysis that seeks to bring the best public and private disaster loss data together in a systematic approach. It provides a consistent record of weather and climate disasters with costs equaling or exceeding $1 billion in damages (adjusting for inflation) using high-quality data sources and peer-reviewed methods. This provides historical context to these events when they occur while quantifying their total, direct costs.

Date Published: November 2021

Climate Resources Geoplatform

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

Date Published: November 2021

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: November 2021

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: October 2021

2020 U.S. Billion-dollar Weather and Climate Disasters in Historical Context

This resource provides a final 2020 update to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s billion-dollar disaster report. It confirms that 2020 was a historic year of extremes with 22 separate billion-dollar weather and climate disasters across the United States.

Date Published: January 2021

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

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: April 2012

Earthquake

2020 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: January 2021

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

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: November 2021

Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters

This resources provides disaster analysis that seeks to bring the best public and private disaster loss data together in a systematic approach. It provides a consistent record of weather and climate disasters with costs equaling or exceeding $1 billion in damages (adjusting for inflation) using high-quality data sources and peer-reviewed methods. This provides historical context to these events when they occur while quantifying their total, direct costs.

Date Published: November 2021

2020 U.S. Billion-dollar Weather and Climate Disasters in Historical Context

This resource provides a final 2020 update to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s billion-dollar disaster report. It confirms that 2020 was a historic year of extremes with 22 separate billion-dollar weather and climate disasters across the United States.

Date Published: January 2021

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

Coastal Resilience Evaluation and Siting Tool (CREST)

This resource is used to make informed decisions about the siting of coastal restoration and resilience projects. The tool identifies Resilience Hubs, which are areas of open space where projects may have the greatest potential to benefit both human community resilience and fish and wildlife. 

Date Published: November 2021

Picturing Our Future

This resource provides sea level rise visuals for 189 locations around the world.

Date Published: November 2021

Coastal Futures

This resource is a viewer for 21st century projections of climatic impact-drivers (CIDs) leading to coastal impacts and risk (including coastal CID data sets assessed in IPCC AR6 WGI).

Date Published: November 2021

Climate Resources Geoplatform

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

Date Published: November 2021

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: November 2021

Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters

This resources provides disaster analysis that seeks to bring the best public and private disaster loss data together in a systematic approach. It provides a consistent record of weather and climate disasters with costs equaling or exceeding $1 billion in damages (adjusting for inflation) using high-quality data sources and peer-reviewed methods. This provides historical context to these events when they occur while quantifying their total, direct costs.

Date Published: November 2021

Unprecedented Threats to Cities from Multi-century Sea Level Rise

This resource uses state-of-the-art new global elevation and population data to show that, under high emissions scenarios leading to 4 ∘C warming and a median projected 8.9 m of global mean sea level rise within a roughly 200- to 2000-year envelope, at least 50 major cities, mostly in Asia, would need to defend against globally unprecedented levels of exposure, if feasible, or face partial to near-total extant area losses.

Date Published: October 2021

2020 U.S. Billion-dollar Weather and Climate Disasters in Historical Context

This resource provides a final 2020 update to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s billion-dollar disaster report. It confirms that 2020 was a historic year of extremes with 22 separate billion-dollar weather and climate disasters across the United States.

Date Published: January 2021

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

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

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

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

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: April 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

Climate Resources Geoplatform

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

Date Published: November 2021

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: November 2021

Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters

This resources provides disaster analysis that seeks to bring the best public and private disaster loss data together in a systematic approach. It provides a consistent record of weather and climate disasters with costs equaling or exceeding $1 billion in damages (adjusting for inflation) using high-quality data sources and peer-reviewed methods. This provides historical context to these events when they occur while quantifying their total, direct costs.

Date Published: November 2021

Heat Island Cooling Strategies

This resource provides detailed information on strategies to reduce urban heat islands and provides examples of the activities that governments and communities are implementing.

Date Published: November 2021

2020 U.S. Billion-dollar Weather and Climate Disasters in Historical Context

This resource provides a final 2020 update to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s billion-dollar disaster report. It confirms that 2020 was a historic year of extremes with 22 separate billion-dollar weather and climate disasters across the United States.

Date Published: January 2021

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

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

Coastal Resilience Evaluation and Siting Tool (CREST)

This resource is used to make informed decisions about the siting of coastal restoration and resilience projects. The tool identifies Resilience Hubs, which are areas of open space where projects may have the greatest potential to benefit both human community resilience and fish and wildlife. 

Date Published: November 2021

Picturing Our Future

This resource provides sea level rise visuals for 189 locations around the world.

Date Published: November 2021

Coastal Futures

This resource is a viewer for 21st century projections of climatic impact-drivers (CIDs) leading to coastal impacts and risk (including coastal CID data sets assessed in IPCC AR6 WGI).

Date Published: November 2021

Climate Resources Geoplatform

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

Date Published: November 2021

Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters

This resources provides disaster analysis that seeks to bring the best public and private disaster loss data together in a systematic approach. It provides a consistent record of weather and climate disasters with costs equaling or exceeding $1 billion in damages (adjusting for inflation) using high-quality data sources and peer-reviewed methods. This provides historical context to these events when they occur while quantifying their total, direct costs.

Date Published: November 2021

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: November 2021

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: November 2021

2020 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: January 2021

2020 U.S. Billion-dollar Weather and Climate Disasters in Historical Context

This resource provides a final 2020 update to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s billion-dollar disaster report. It confirms that 2020 was a historic year of extremes with 22 separate billion-dollar weather and climate disasters across the United States.

Date Published: January 2021

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

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

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

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: April 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

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

Tornado/Wind Storm

Climate Resources Geoplatform

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

Date Published: November 2021

Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters

This resources provides disaster analysis that seeks to bring the best public and private disaster loss data together in a systematic approach. It provides a consistent record of weather and climate disasters with costs equaling or exceeding $1 billion in damages (adjusting for inflation) using high-quality data sources and peer-reviewed methods. This provides historical context to these events when they occur while quantifying their total, direct costs.

Date Published: November 2021

2020 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: January 2021

2020 U.S. Billion-dollar Weather and Climate Disasters in Historical Context

This resource provides a final 2020 update to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s billion-dollar disaster report. It confirms that 2020 was a historic year of extremes with 22 separate billion-dollar weather and climate disasters across the United States.

Date Published: January 2021

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

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: April 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

Tsunami

Coastal Resilience Evaluation and Siting Tool (CREST)

This resource is used to make informed decisions about the siting of coastal restoration and resilience projects. The tool identifies Resilience Hubs, which are areas of open space where projects may have the greatest potential to benefit both human community resilience and fish and wildlife. 

Date Published: November 2021

Picturing Our Future

This resource provides sea level rise visuals for 189 locations around the world.

Date Published: November 2021

Coastal Futures

This resource is a viewer for 21st century projections of climatic impact-drivers (CIDs) leading to coastal impacts and risk (including coastal CID data sets assessed in IPCC AR6 WGI).

Date Published: November 2021

Climate Resources Geoplatform

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

Date Published: November 2021

Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters

This resources provides disaster analysis that seeks to bring the best public and private disaster loss data together in a systematic approach. It provides a consistent record of weather and climate disasters with costs equaling or exceeding $1 billion in damages (adjusting for inflation) using high-quality data sources and peer-reviewed methods. This provides historical context to these events when they occur while quantifying their total, direct costs.

Date Published: November 2021

Wildfire

Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters

This resources provides disaster analysis that seeks to bring the best public and private disaster loss data together in a systematic approach. It provides a consistent record of weather and climate disasters with costs equaling or exceeding $1 billion in damages (adjusting for inflation) using high-quality data sources and peer-reviewed methods. This provides historical context to these events when they occur while quantifying their total, direct costs.

Date Published: November 2021

2020 U.S. Billion-dollar Weather and Climate Disasters in Historical Context

This resource provides a final 2020 update to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s billion-dollar disaster report. It confirms that 2020 was a historic year of extremes with 22 separate billion-dollar weather and climate disasters across the United States.

Date Published: January 2021

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

Winter Storm

Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters

This resources provides disaster analysis that seeks to bring the best public and private disaster loss data together in a systematic approach. It provides a consistent record of weather and climate disasters with costs equaling or exceeding $1 billion in damages (adjusting for inflation) using high-quality data sources and peer-reviewed methods. This provides historical context to these events when they occur while quantifying their total, direct costs.

Date Published: November 2021

2020 U.S. Billion-dollar Weather and Climate Disasters in Historical Context

This resource provides a final 2020 update to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s billion-dollar disaster report. It confirms that 2020 was a historic year of extremes with 22 separate billion-dollar weather and climate disasters across the United States.

Date Published: January 2021

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

Coastal Resilience Evaluation and Siting Tool (CREST)

This resource is used to make informed decisions about the siting of coastal restoration and resilience projects. The tool identifies Resilience Hubs, which are areas of open space where projects may have the greatest potential to benefit both human community resilience and fish and wildlife. 

Date Published: November 2021

Picturing Our Future

This resource provides sea level rise visuals for 189 locations around the world.

Date Published: November 2021

Coastal Futures

This resource is a viewer for 21st century projections of climatic impact-drivers (CIDs) leading to coastal impacts and risk (including coastal CID data sets assessed in IPCC AR6 WGI).

Date Published: November 2021

Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters

This resources provides disaster analysis that seeks to bring the best public and private disaster loss data together in a systematic approach. It provides a consistent record of weather and climate disasters with costs equaling or exceeding $1 billion in damages (adjusting for inflation) using high-quality data sources and peer-reviewed methods. This provides historical context to these events when they occur while quantifying their total, direct costs.

Date Published: November 2021

Climate Resources Geoplatform

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

Date Published: November 2021

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: November 2021

Unprecedented Threats to Cities from Multi-century Sea Level Rise

This resource uses state-of-the-art new global elevation and population data to show that, under high emissions scenarios leading to 4 ∘C warming and a median projected 8.9 m of global mean sea level rise within a roughly 200- to 2000-year envelope, at least 50 major cities, mostly in Asia, would need to defend against globally unprecedented levels of exposure, if feasible, or face partial to near-total extant area losses.

Date Published: October 2021

2020 U.S. Billion-dollar Weather and Climate Disasters in Historical Context

This resource provides a final 2020 update to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s billion-dollar disaster report. It confirms that 2020 was a historic year of extremes with 22 separate billion-dollar weather and climate disasters across the United States.

Date Published: January 2021

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

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

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

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 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: April 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

Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters

This resources provides disaster analysis that seeks to bring the best public and private disaster loss data together in a systematic approach. It provides a consistent record of weather and climate disasters with costs equaling or exceeding $1 billion in damages (adjusting for inflation) using high-quality data sources and peer-reviewed methods. This provides historical context to these events when they occur while quantifying their total, direct costs.

Date Published: November 2021

2020 U.S. Billion-dollar Weather and Climate Disasters in Historical Context

This resource provides a final 2020 update to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s billion-dollar disaster report. It confirms that 2020 was a historic year of extremes with 22 separate billion-dollar weather and climate disasters across the United States.

Date Published: January 2021

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: April 2012

Coastal Storm

Coastal Resilience Evaluation and Siting Tool (CREST)

This resource is used to make informed decisions about the siting of coastal restoration and resilience projects. The tool identifies Resilience Hubs, which are areas of open space where projects may have the greatest potential to benefit both human community resilience and fish and wildlife. 

Date Published: November 2021

Picturing Our Future

This resource provides sea level rise visuals for 189 locations around the world.

Date Published: November 2021

Coastal Futures

This resource is a viewer for 21st century projections of climatic impact-drivers (CIDs) leading to coastal impacts and risk (including coastal CID data sets assessed in IPCC AR6 WGI).

Date Published: November 2021

Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters

This resources provides disaster analysis that seeks to bring the best public and private disaster loss data together in a systematic approach. It provides a consistent record of weather and climate disasters with costs equaling or exceeding $1 billion in damages (adjusting for inflation) using high-quality data sources and peer-reviewed methods. This provides historical context to these events when they occur while quantifying their total, direct costs.

Date Published: November 2021

Climate Resources Geoplatform

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

Date Published: November 2021

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: November 2021

Unprecedented Threats to Cities from Multi-century Sea Level Rise

This resource uses state-of-the-art new global elevation and population data to show that, under high emissions scenarios leading to 4 ∘C warming and a median projected 8.9 m of global mean sea level rise within a roughly 200- to 2000-year envelope, at least 50 major cities, mostly in Asia, would need to defend against globally unprecedented levels of exposure, if feasible, or face partial to near-total extant area losses.

Date Published: October 2021

2020 U.S. Billion-dollar Weather and Climate Disasters in Historical Context

This resource provides a final 2020 update to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s billion-dollar disaster report. It confirms that 2020 was a historic year of extremes with 22 separate billion-dollar weather and climate disasters across the United States.

Date Published: January 2021

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

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

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

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

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 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

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: April 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