New Interactive Storm Surge Map By NOAA

February 11, 2015

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently released a new tool that allows individuals to see storm surge scenarios across the eastern half of the country. The scenarios are worst case, or surge at high tide, and vary depending on the hurricane wind category selected. The map uses the National Weather Service’s SLOSH model to predict probable outcomes. When a storm is approaching, the map will include the real time data and forecast specific to that storm.

Members can use this map to determine their own storm surge flooding risk. However, FEMA has stated that it does not affect their own flood maps or flood insurance rates.

NOAA Storm Surge Map