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Hurricane Preparation/Response

Hurricane Geospatial Resources

Hurricane Situational Awareness Resources for Fire and Emergency Service Leaders

To support readiness and response to hurricanes, the IAFC is curating the most relevant and authoritative situational awareness resources for use by leaders in the fire and emergency services. This page will be updated with new resources as incidents evolve.

Resources are organized as either National resources and those for specific states. Use the category buttons on the right, or scroll down, to select your area of interest, and check out the most relevant hurricane resources.

For additional information, please contact IAFC GIS Programs at

National Resources

Esri DRP
Get maps, datasets, applications, and more to support hurricane preparedness and response efforts.
Check out FEMA's Geospatial Resource Center to gather federal hurricane data, maps, and information!
Access the HIFLD Open Data repository!
Eye of a hurricane from space
Authoritative source for Hurricane Advisories!
Crowdsourced disaster photo mapping powered by NAPSG Foundation, URISA's GISCorps, and CEDR Digital Corps!
Data collection during a large scale incident gives USAR teams real-time situational awareness.

State Resources


FDEM - GeoPortal - Edited
Florida Division of Emergency Management's Open Data Portal.


The GEMA/HS ArcGIS Online GeoPortal provides live disaster maps, data, and information for the public.


Virtual Louisiana
Virtual Louisiana serves as a common operational picture for the state of Louisiana.


Mississippi Emergency Management Agency website contain maps of shelters, power outages, and weather.

North Carolina
North Carolina Emergency Management maps and apps for disaster preparedness.

South Carolina

South Carolina Emergency Management Division
South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) webmap and apps for information on ESF25 and Tropical Systems impacting the state.


Virginia Department of Emergency Management
Virginia Department of Emergency Management’s situational awareness resources.