CISA has helped to develop the following tools to aid decision makers.
Carolinas Precipitation Patterns and Probabilities Atlas
The Carolinas Precipitation Patterns & Probabilities Atlas provides Carolinas-focused information about extremes (drought, heavy rainfall) and normal precipitation patterns. The Atlas includes over 1,000 downloadable maps and figures characterizing various measures of precipitation and drought. It offers information not readily available from other sources, such as frequency and duration of both dry and wet events, and photographs, videos, graphics, and narratives of the impacts of notable drought and heavy precipitation events in the Carolinas.
CoCoRaHS Condition Monitoring Web Map
The CoCoRaHS Condition Monitoring web map displays reports about local, community-level conditions and how recent weather and climate events have affected those communities. Volunteer observers provide weekly reports through the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow (CoCoRaHS) website. The web map displays the reports along with the corresponding US Drought Monitor Map that can be used in the monitoring of drought onset, intensification, and recovery.
Hazard Mitigation Planning Portal and Visualization Tool
Convergence of Climate-Health-Vulnerabilities
Convergence contains a rich array of tools and infographics that reveal climate-health interactions, including weather extremes that impact community vulnerability. These resources include the weather extremes that impact community vulnerability. These resources include the Hazardous Extremes for Risk Assessment (HERA) tool crafted for local and regional decision-makers to assess and plan for meteorological and climatological hazards in their area. And the Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) tool that provides decision-makers with hourly predictions of heat stress five days into the future.