How to Use DisasterMap.net

What is DisasterMap.net?
DisasterMap.net aims to provide our users with near complete situational awareness in real time as disaster events unfold.
We do this by aggregating information from multiple sources into our webmaps along with our RSS and Twitter feeds.
Our two webmaps show areal extend of natural hazards along with select impacts and response resources.
Our RRS feed provides official government warnings and guidance.
Our Twitter feed provides rapid field reports along with pictures and videos of the affected areas.

DisasterMap.net provides it services as an informational resource to be used with other trusted sources.
Our webmaps and other feeds aggregate information from US government agencies and other parties including univerified social media reports.
This information is provided in near real time and as is from these sources.
We make no claims regarding the accuracy of the information provided by our sources.
Please follow all guidance provided by your local authorities.


How to use our webmaps:
Our interactive, realtime DisasterMaps are built using the Leaflet javascript library.
Our homepage incudes a webmap viewer that displays the data but with limited interactivity.
Our full-sized, interactive webmap includes additional data layers along with more interactive functionality, such as the layer selector and address search.

For both versions of the map:
To pan around the map, click and hold while moving the mouse.
Double clicking the left mouse button will increaase the zoom level.
There is also a zoom control (icons with + and - sign) in the top left corner

For the full-sized, interactive map:
Clicking on a point, line, or polygon will open a popup with additional information. For example, clicking on the shelter icons (blue crosses) will give you information on the shelter, including the name and location.
You can use the address search (on the top left under the zoon control) to zoom to a specific state, city/town, street, intersection, or address.
The layer selector (top right) lets you turn layers on and off

Notes:
The DisasterMap.net utilizes data services provided by
NHC, NWS, NOAA, USGS, FEMA, other government agencies and other parties including social media platforms.
As an aggregator, we are not responsible for the content published by our sources.
This website is an experimential service.
No warranties, guarantees, or liabilities are implied by providing this free information service.
Please follow all guidance provided by your local authorities.


Please email ezra@disastermap.net if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.