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Using data to predict coastal flood risk

from Route Fifty

Emergency personnel, disaster readiness officials and coastal residents can track flood risk from oncoming storms with a new online dashboard that combines federal data from more than 200 water level stations. The Coastal Inundation Dashboard, released this week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, compiles real-time water level readings, 48-hour forecasts, storm surge and historic flooding information to give users a comprehensive picture of the approaching risk. The goal, officials said, is to give coastal residents the best chance to prepare for — and bounce back from — storm surge and rising water levels. more

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