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Hurricane Preparedness - Information Resources

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AN EXPANDING LIST OF INFORMATION RESOURCES FOR HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS . . .

National Hurricane Center - Active Tropical Cyclones
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/cyclones/

National Hurricane Center - Atlantic 5-Day Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gtwo.php?basin=atlc&fdays=5 

Fed Flood Maps Left NY Unprepared for Sandy — and FEMA Knew It

Flooding in Red Hook, Brooklyn after Sandy (Flickr/gunnicool)

The agency ignored state and city officials' appeals to update the maps with better data until it was too late.

wnyc.org - December 6, 2013
by Al Shaw : ProPublica / Theodoric Meyer : ProPublica / Christie Thompson : ProPublica

When Patrice and Philip Morgan bought a house near the ocean in Brooklyn, they were not particularly worried about the threat of flooding.

Federal maps showed their home was outside the area at a high risk of flood damage. . .

. . . But the maps drawn up by the Federal Emergency Management Agency were wrong. And government officials knew it.

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Superstorm Sandy: Surveying the Damage From the Sky

abcnews.go.com - November 1st, 2012

http://google.org/crisismap/2012-sandy-nyc

Sandy is a major storm that has caused extensive flooding, physical damage, power and transportation outages, and multiple fatalities in NY and much of the US East coast.

(GO TO THE SUPERSTORM SANDY GOOGLE CRISIS MAP - NEW YORK CITY)

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