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Sea Level Rise Planning Tool - New Jersey and New York StateFeatured Date: March 18, 2014

NOAA, in partnership with FEMA, USACE, USGCRP, and CEQ has created a set of map services and related tools to help communities, residents, and other stakeholders consider risks from future sea level rise in planning for reconstruction following Hurricane Sandy. Even if current storm patterns remain the same in the future, sea level rise will increase the impact of coastal flooding during storms.

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20 Must-see Pennsylvania State ParksFeatured Date: November 12, 2013

Pennsylvania actually has 120 must-see state parks, but the 20 listed here are some of the best examples of the Commonwealth's significant natural and historic resources.

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Exploring Ocean Wind Energy Featured Date: November 12, 2013

NOAA and BOEM - Offshore Wind is a viable source of energy capable of providing 900,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity—almost enough energy to power the entire country. Considering human and natural ocean uses while assessing offshore wind speed can help identify potential conflicts and alternatives for wind farm siting. Although there are no current offshore wind farms in development, progress is being made. Data used in the following maps show how data can help with offshore wind planning.

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FEMA 100 Year Floodzones Featured Date: November 11, 2013

Federal Emergency Management Agency - This map service represents Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) data important for floodplain management, mitigation, and insurance activities for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The National Flood Hazard Layer (NFHL) data present the flood risk information depicted on the FIRM in a digital format suitable for use in electronic mapping applications.

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National Atlas Locator Map Featured Date: November 10, 2013

United States Geological Survey - States, Counties, urban areas, and highways from National Atlas and updated federal sources over NASA Blue Marble.

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National Hazards Support System Featured Date: November 09, 2013

United States Geological Survey - This map presents the locations of stream gages and weather stations located in the United States, as well as the locations of Federal Lands. This map was developed as part of the United States Geological Survey’s (USGS) Natural Hazards Support System (NHSS) which is available at But although this application was developed by the USGS, it contains data and information from a variety of public data sources, including non-USGS data.

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