Hurricane Irma Resources

Hurricane Irma Best Available Data and Apps

  • Federal Government: At FEMA’s request, DHS has stood-up a HIFLD for Irma open data site that is being populated with best available incident data as it becomes available for Hurricane Irma. Once this new website is fully developed, we will be directing the community to this site as the primary.
  • Florida Division of Emergency Management, State Emergency Response Team (SERT): has an Open Data Portal that provides open data sets, web applications, and mobile apps. They also have a dedicated SERT Hurricane Irma Open Data and Apps Site.
  • NAPSG Foundation: Hurricane Irma Data gallery where we are populating best available open/public data for Irma that we identify.
  • Esri has established a Hurricane Irma Resource Catalog of Ready-To-Use-Apps, a catalog for Irma Web Maps and Layers, and guidance from Esri’s Disaster Response Program

Hurricane Irma USNG Map Books

Our Hurricane Irma Maps & Resources Group contains USNG 1:25K and 1K Map Books for areas affected by Hurricane Irma.

Map books for each county/area are being added to the online gallery as they area produced. This is a critical resource for first responders and others supporting Search & Rescue operations, and other response and recovery efforts. USNG Map Books for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are being produced in partnership with Delta State University.

Additional US National Grid Tools For Responders:

Introductory Materials

  1. Introduction to USNG for Public Safety: FEMA Video
  2. How to Read the USNG
  3. NAPSG USNG Resources

Hurricane Irma Web Maps and Apps

  1. Hurricane Irma Map Books & Resources: Online gallery of USNG 1:25K and 1K Map Books for many areas affected by Hurricane Irma, and selected best available web maps and apps.
  2. FEMA Hurricane Journal: Provides relevant spatial decision-making support for FEMA leadership and a view into federal information available to the general public.
  3. Hurricane Irma Crowdsourcing Photo App: Use this app and map to get a picture of Irma damage at the ground level.
    How you can help? Sleuth the web for photos from social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) that indicate flood impact in areas affected by Irma and have a location identified (street address, neighborhood, town, etc.) and add them to the map.
  4. NEMA and IAEM Unified Information Portal: NEMA and IAEM have made a Public-Private Partnership Unified Information Portal for Hurricane Irma that includes some GIS resources.
  5. Hurricane Irma Crowdsourced SOS Rescues Dashboard:We will be launching a dashboard that presents a live picture of the SOS rescue requests that are coming-in through social media and being managed by CrowdRescue. Coming Soon!

US National Grid Tools for Citizens

Web App for FINDING YOUR LOCATION on the US National Grid:

Disasters like Hurricane Harvey often damage/destroy street signs and other traditional indicators of address or location. The USNG app provides you with location information that can be communicated by phone, text, and social media to first responders and other emergency personnel who may be able to provide help. Click on the link above and SAVE the link as a “favorite” to your browser. Once added, save this “favorite” to the HOME SCREEN of your mobile device.

How to save a link as “favorite” to the home screen of your mobile device in different browsers:


  1. Open up Safari and load a website.
  2. At the bottom of the screen, you’ll see an icon depicting an arrow that looks like it’s moving away from a square.
  3. If you tap that button successfully, you’ll have a few options.
  4. Choose a name for the home screen icon.


  1. Tap the menu button and select “Add to home screen”.
  2. Enter a name for the shortcut and add it to your home screen.
  3. The icon will appear on your home screen like any other app shortcut or widget, so you can drag it around and place it wherever you like.

For more details on downloading the USNG app, click here.