Appendix C - Links to Resources and Websites

TOPIC

Guidance and Modeling Resources
Extra-Tropical Storm Surge Guidance: http://slosh.nws.noaa.gov/etss/
Flash Flood Analysis: http://flash.ou.edu/
HDSC: Rainfall Frequency: http://hdsc.nws.noaa.gov/hdsc/pfds/pfds_gis.html
Probabilistic Extra-Tropical Storm Surge Guidance:
https://slosh.nws.noaa.gov/petss/index.php?glat=All&display=0&type=e10&base=Ocean_Base map&datm=datum&sorc=mean
Significant River Flood Outlook: http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/nationalfloodoutlook/index.html

GIS and Other Data Resources
Hydro Navigation Survey Table: https://utexas.box.com/s/rotetd2f5o12isn9dxs1rtc04qu0amav
TXDOT Datasets (Regional): https://utexas.box.com/s/6gpon7i0lu55db39rvvarmh7ldaxebim
FEMA Estimated Base Flood Elevation: https://webapps.usgs.gov/infrm/estBFE/
National Hydrography Dataset: http://prd-tnm.s3-website-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/?prefix=StagedProducts/Hydrography/NHD/State/HighResolution/GDB/
NHC: Storm Surge Inundation Graphics: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/surge/inundation/
NOAA Hydro Navigation Survey Graphic: https://utexas.box.com/s/6ujd8mxch1ugmsuc78qb6zrnpdj66x77
TNRIS LIDAR Shapefile: https://utexas.box.com/s/f0uqilc52p1lr7ylk80ahk9849eq2jbh
TxDOT Data: https://www.txdot.gov/apps/statewide_mapping/StatewidePlanningMap.html

Weather Prediction Resources
Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service: https://water.weather.gov/ahps/
NDFD: Mosaic of NWS Forecasts: http://graphical.weather.gov/ / https://digital.weather.gov/
NHC: Probabilistic Storm Surge: https://slosh.nws.noaa.gov/psurge2.0/
Observed Daily Precipitation Estimates: http://water.weather.gov/precip/
Rainfall Ensemble Hydrologic river forecast: https://www.weather.gov/source/abrfc/RawModel/
River forecast center data: https://noaa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=ed433140c2a24b67aa9f19d2e3ea1977
Weather Prediction Center: http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/
WPC: Excessive Rainfall Forecasts: http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/qpf/excess_rain.shtml
WPC: Significant Weather Graphics: http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/national_forecast/natfcst.php

AGENCY/SOURCE

Federal
Department of Homeland Security: https://www.dhs.gov/
HURREVAC: http://www.hurrevac.com/
National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
National Hurricane Center GIS Portal: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gis/
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: https://www.noaa.gov/
National Weather Service GIS Portal: http://www.weather.gov/gis/
Office of Water Prediction: https://water.noaa.gov/
United States Army Corps of Engineering: https://www.usace.army.mil/
USGS National Map web services: https://viewer.nationalmap.gov/services/

State
Lamar University Economic Recovery and Resiliency Program: https://www.lamar.edu/resilience-recovery/recovery-and-resiliency-grant/index.html
Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM): https://tdem.texas.gov/
Texas Department of Transportation: https://www.txdot.gov/
Texas Water Development Board: https://www.twdb.texas.gov/
TNRIS LIDAR Launch Page: https://tnris.org/stratmap/elevation-lidar/
University of Texas Center for Water and Environment: http://cwe.engr.utexas.edu/

Other
American Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org/ 

DETAILS on SELECTED SITES for SOUTHEAST TEXAS

Two already developed web resources for Southeast Texas are STAN and R.A.I.N. A brief summary of these two resources follows.

SE TEXAS REGIONAL ALERTING AND INFORMATION NETWORK (R.A.I.N.)
The Southeast Texas Regional Alerting and Information Network (R.A.I.N.) is a public service designed to provide information to the SE Texas region during threatening weather conditions. The project was developed out of a Five-County regional coalition headed by County Judges from Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Newton, and Orange Counties after hurricane Harvey in 2017. The RAIN website was designed by OneRain®, Incorporated. The RAIN system displays rainfall, streamflow, river (stream) level, and reservoir levels in major streams, bayous, and reservoirs compiled from many data sources which include the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Weather Service (NWS). The system relies on a network of river and reservoir gaging stations throughout the Five-County area of Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Newton, and Orange Counties as well as the Sabine and Neches River Basins in the Southeast Texas Region. The total number of sensors shown on the map for the region is forty-two (42). Thirteen (13) is within the Neches river basin and twenty-five (25) in the Sabine river basin. The remaining four (4) are outside both basins (Other). Southeast Texas Regional Alerting and Information Network website can be accessed via https://setexasrain.onerain.com/home.php . Table C1 shows total number of sensor(s) currently providing information on various measurable criteria on various basins.

Criteria Neches R. Basin Sabine R. Basin Other
Air Temperature 1 2 3
Barometric Pressure -- 2 1
Flow Velocity 2 -- --
Flow Volume 8 7 --
Lake Storage Volume -- 1 --
Rain Accumulation 1 8 2
Rain Increment (15 min - 7 days) 7 12 2
Relative Humidity 1 2 2
Reservoir Elevation 2 1 --
Stage 8 23 1
Tide Elevation 1 -- 1
Water Temperature -- -- 1
Wind Direction 4 2 3
Wind Speed 4 2 3

 

SOUTHEAST TEXAS ALERTING NETWORK (STAN)
STAN was developed and sponsored by the Local Emergency Planning Committees of Jefferson, Orange and Hardin Counties, in partnership with the Industry of Southeast Texas, the Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission and local media. STAN is a messaging and notification system that gives industrial companies and emergency management officials the ability to improve emergency alert and warning systems. It also uses geographic calling zones and is able to alert specific areas that are affected by an emergency. http://www.thestan.com (STAN)