Florida Uses LiDAR to Prepare for Hurricanes

Two of the first three phases of Florida’s Coastal LiDAR Mapping project have been completed according to a recent report. In addition to the LiDAR data collect, the project includes the use of the National Weather Services’ SLOSH program to predict where the storm surges will have the most impact as well as the development of emergency evacuation plans.

The Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council is the first agency in Florida to make use of the project information. This is the link to their regional evacuation plan.

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