With Hurricane Sally expected to make landfall on Tuesday, the DHS S&T Chemical Security Analysis Center (CSAC) is providing critical chemical hazard support.
DHS S&T is proud to co-sponsor the CIVIC, which will provide communities new tools for adapting to changing environments and enhancing preparedness and resilience to wide-ranging disasters, including hurricanes, floods and wildfires along with pandemics
Helping provide rescue and response efforts with life-saving technologies is an important and visible way DHS S&T contributes to the protection and safety of the nation and the first responder community.
The ADvanced CIRCulation (ADCIRC) storm surge model combines rain, atmospheric pressure, and wind forecasts to predict when, where, and to what extent flooding will inundate a coastal community with greater precision than other available models. This enables decision-makers to identify which locations will become unsafe and plan for mitigation and response before severe storms occur.
The CRC conducts research and education to enhance the resilience of people, infrastructure, economies, and the natural environment from the impacts of coastal hazards such as floods and hurricanes.
DHS S&T's Web-based HURREVAC platform integrates forecast and planning data to provide emergency managers with decision support tools for use in advance of and during tropical weather.
Several S&T technologies, already in place in many communities, deployed with emergency managers, first responders, and decision makers to predict storm activity, provide alerts, support timely decisions, and keep communication lines open during recent major hurricanes, including Florence and Michael.