TJ42.4 A Flash Flood Response Tool for Hawaii

Wednesday, 9 January 2013: 4:45 PM
Room 10A (Austin Convention Center)
Bill Ward, NWS, Honolulu, HI


Bill Ward Christin Reynolds

A Flash Flood Response Tool for Hawaii

The Hawaii Flash Flood Response Tool is a geographic information system (GIS) application for emergency managers in Hawaii that provides enhanced access to data and information for flood response. The application provides centralized access to real-time data from multiple sources, including satellite and radar imagery, precipitation, and streamflow data, which can all be easily paired with local GIS data to assist emergency managers and first responders with decision making for flood events. The Hawaii Flash Flood Response Tool was a collaborative effort among multiple NOAA offices, including the Pacific Services Center, the National Weather Service (NWS) Pacific Region Headquarters, and the NWS Honolulu Forecast Office, as well as other federal agencies and the private sector.

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