Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Tropical Storm Charley August 14, 2004
Hurricane Alex, August 3, 2004
GIS was used extensively in the planning and recovery during Hurricane Isabel, a Category 2 hurricane which passed through our area on September 13, 2004. The following images and links explain future.
Hurricane Isabel, September 18, 2003
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Photo courtesy of NOAA
Before the storm, flood innudation maps were posted on the website and in the courthouse.
|Flood area in a Slow Moving Category 1-2 Storm|
|Flood area in a Slow Moving Category 3 Storm|
|Flood area in a Slow Moving Category 4-5 Storm|
|Detailed Fast Moving Hurricane (>15 mph) Inundation Map||Detailed Slow Moving Hurricane (<15 mph) Inundation Map|
The following are some computer generated pictures done by FEMA to show what flooding would look like