Wow, dejavu! Here we am almost 3 years to the day on a Sunday morning as I find myself searching around for some real-time imagery and data showing a major Hurricane headed towards the Louisiana Gulf Coast. Perhaps the quickest way to access imagery and graphics showing the path of Gustav is via WeatherUnderground. NOAA’s hurricane center is also a must-visit resource as is the NOAA NowCoast real-time webmapping service at http://nowcoast.noaa.gov/
Perhaps of interest to some of you is the GIS data product available from NOAA (SHP file) for storm surge probabilities (.ZIP) – see NOAA for latest data updates. For more image captures from Hurricane Gustav and Katrina see here.
Other relevant weblinks:
- Hurricane Evacuation zone maps
- Hurricane prepardeness
- Track Flooding During Tropical Storm Gustav in Real-Time
- Preparing for the 2008 Hurricane Season