“Hurricane” Hal Needham is a storm surge scientist who specializes in data-driven storm surge analysis. He is the founder and president of Marine Weather and Climate.

Here’s How You Can Help Hurricane Researchers Map Irma’s Flooding

  • Sep 11, 2017

I co-founded the U-Flood project during Hurricane Harvey. It’s a simple, but powerful project to generate crowdsourced flood maps in real time.

You simply:

  1. Click on the Flood Map website
  2. Click on your city
  3. Click on a flooded street

We have launched U-Flood for nine cities that are impacted by Hurricane Irma. If you could please pass this along to your friends, we can generate useful maps that help emergency managers as well as the general public.

We plan to make the data available for research, as it should provide an archive of observed flooding as it happened.