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Floods | Heat | Drought

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US Drought Monitor Maps
More than 20 years of maps that are searchable and animated.

Community Water Center
Shows what’s in the water and highlights potential drought impacts to the water supply. Works with dozens of environmental groups to end CA’s drinking water crisis. Provides timely data on the enforcement status of community water systems, schools and daycares. The Community Water Center “acts as a catalyst for community-driven water solutions through organizing, education, and advocacy in California.”


FLOODING AND SAFETY

FloodList
Covering global flooding and drought since 2008.

FloodList: Nebraska
Resources and links from the March 2019 flooding in the state.

EPA: Mold and Flood Cleanup Tips

Generator Safety During Storms, Floods

GIJN Guide to Investigating Sea Level Rise

Journalist’s Resource: Research on Climate Change and Natural Disasters

Poynter: Resources for Journalists Covering Floods 2008

IJNET: Advice for Journalists Covering Natural Disasters

Earth Journalism Network: Reporting on Disasters

NatureServe.org
Offers data, information on conservation issues, nature safety and global warming issues.

FEMA Geospatial Resource Center
Shapefiles for earthquakes, floods, wildfires and other natural disasters.

FEMA National Flood Hazard Layer
Shapefiles for earthquakes, floods, wildfires and other natural disasters.

NASA Earth Observatory Site
Look at natural hazards such as volcanoes, fires and floods through satellite photos, etc.

Kansas Water Science Center


EXTREME HEAT

Editor’s note: You’ll find other helpful resources on extreme heat in the Wildfires and Environment sections.

National Weather Service: Top Ten US Heat Events

History.com: Global Heatwaves Through History

AARP: 10 Costliest US Heatwaves Since 1980

Washington Post: Remembering the Deadly 1980 Heatwave

EPA: Adapting to Heat

Ready.gov: Extreme Heat
Preparation tips and more.

Disaster Center: Coping with a Heatwave

Red Cross: Heatwave Safety

Global Disaster Preparedness Center: Preparing for a Heatwave

NWS: Safety During a Heat Wave

The Journalist’s Resource: Covering Extreme Weather – What to Avoid and What to Get Right

Nieman Lab: Maybe Don’t Illustrate your Stories About Lethally Hot Weather With Fun Beach Pics

The Atlantic: There Are Only Eight Ways to Cover a Heatwave
This 2011 story has a lot of great ideas that will still work today.

Nieman Reports: Five Tips for Better Coverage of the Climate Crisis

The Points Guy: Tips for Traveling in a Heatwave


DROUGHT RESOURCES

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Drought Monitor

US Drought Monitor Maps
More than 20 years of maps that are searchable and animated.

NPR: U.S. Drought 2011-12
Play this interactive map to see how the drought spread in the spring/summer 2012.

Community Water Center
Shows what’s in the water and highlights potential drought impacts to the water supply. Works with dozens of environmental groups to end CA’s drinking water crisis. Provides timely data on the enforcement status of community water systems, schools and daycares. The Community Water Center “acts as a catalyst for community-driven water solutions through organizing, education, and advocacy in California.”

U.S. Drought Portal

North American Drought Monitor

NOAA Climate Prediction Center

ProPublica: Best Reporting on Heat Waves

Princeton University: Hydrologic Forecasting

Mayo Clinic: Heat Stroke

Poynter (2022): The Drought Map is Ugly, but Not Hopeless

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