FEMA remote sensing for flooded areas in Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands

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Days after Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) responded by assessing the extent of flooding hazard in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Two mapping systems for remote sensing were used, Copernicus EMS and the NASA NASA MSFC SPoRT. The resulting raster images for flooding extent represented central and eastern Puerto Rico, but did not include the western segment of the island which was Hurricane Maria's exit trajectory.

The imagery files were taken from the FEMA data services. Please refer to the FEMA website for the original files and inference methods:

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Coordinate System/Geographic Projection:
WGS 84 EPSG:4326
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Decimal degrees
North Latitude
East Longitude
South Latitude
West Longitude


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This resource belongs to the following collections:
Title Owners Sharing Status My Permission
Hurricane Maria 2017 Collection Christina Bandaragoda · Graciela Ramirez-Toro  Public &  Shareable Open Access
Hurricane Maria 2017 Collection Nathan Kim  Private &  Shareable None


Funding Agencies

This resource was created using funding from the following sources:
Agency Name Award Title Award Number
National Science Foundation Building Infrastructure to Prevent Disasters like Hurricane Maria 1810647

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Federal Emergency Management Agency (2019). FEMA remote sensing for flooded areas in Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands, HydroShare, http://www.hydroshare.org/resource/9d123d7c84a14294a7f7062051251b16

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