Coastal Flood Exposure Mapper
This tool can serve leaders who want to support a community-based approach to assessing coastal hazard risks and vulnerabilities. The site provides maps that show people, places, and natural resources exposed to coastal flooding.
Based on the Roadmap for Adapting to Coastal Risk training, the tool builds upon knowledge and experiences gained by personnel in NOAA's Office for Coastal Management as they facilitated community-based risk and vulnerability assessments. Users can select their geography and create a collection of maps that can be downloaded or shared online. The site also includes tips for using these maps in a community workshop, case studies illustrating the use of the tool, and resources for continuing risk and vulnerability conversations. Maps are available for coastal areas along the entire U.S. East Coast and Gulf of Mexico.
On the site, users can:
- Select locations and explore maps that show people, places, and natural resources exposed to coastal flood hazards.
- Create a collection of maps to download or share online to communicate flood exposure.
- Access guidance for using the maps to engage community members and stakeholders in conversations about potential coastal flood impacts.
- Find map services and tips on using them in an online mapping platform.