Hazard Mapping from Department of the Interior
March 31, 2014
The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) maintains a geospatial hazard mapping site to provide federal, state, and local officials as well as the public an overview of current natural hazards in the United States. The Interior Geospatial Emergency Management System (IGEMS) is the replacement for the Natural Hazards Support System (NHSS).
The map lists wildfires; earthquakes; wind, gale, flood, red flag, and other weather warnings; hurricanes; and volcanoes. Using the “Layers” menu, you can also choose to view tide monitoring stations, current weather radar, and wind direction and strength. Users can view the map with a choice of topographic, street map, or satellite imagery backgrounds.
Each marked event on the map is clickable, and the map will zoom to the location. It also gives you detailed information about the event. For example, clicking on a specific wildfire will take you to the National Interagency Fire Center’s page, while clicking on a flooding event will take you to the National Weather Service’s alert for the event.
While the map is primarily for hazards and warnings within the United States, it does show certain international incidents such as earthquakes and volcanoes. IGEMS is supported by the DOI Office of Emergency Management.
(Source: DOI Office of Emergency Management)