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NOAA’s Hurricane Tracker

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has provided those of us in the southeastern to northeastern U. S. with an excellent risk assessment tool for hurricanes.  See their “Historical Hurricane Tracks” page/search engine at; to query their data (from 1878 in the case of Virginia) and see a map showing where major storms have passed through your area.  You can query by several means, including zip code, which produces a very specific and detailed map of the location along with dates and degree of severity of the storms, as well as their names of the ones who were given them.


Tracking System

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Hospitals in King County (Washington) are now using software, KCHealthTrac, to manage patient intake during a disaster. The software tracks emergency department status, bed availability, and helps manage medical resources. Click here for a report on the system from KIRO TV.

FAQ on KCHealthTrac

Incident Alert Map

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Here’s a map that shows recent incidents, such as tornadoes, fires, power outages, etc., in the United States. It’s produced by the Emergency and Disaster Information Services (EDIS), Budapest, Hungary.