The following resources can be used to learn more about hazards affecting your community. Data from these sources can also be used to assist with local HMP updates.
EPA – Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Program
Publicly available TRI data in a searchable and downloadable format.
FEMA – Flood Map Service Center (MSC)
The official public source for flood hazard information produced in support of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
NOAA – Storm Events Database
The Storm Events Database contains data from January 1950 to September 2016, as entered by NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS).
PA DCNR – Fire Statistics
Details for Pennsylvania wildfires reported to the Bureau of Forestry.
PennDOT – Traffic and Highway Information
PennDOT’s highway information, traffic data, and GIS resources.
Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access (PASDA)
The official public access geospatial information clearinghouse for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania State Data Center
Pennsylvania’s official source of population and economic statistics.
USGS Hazards Data Distribution System (HDDS)
During disaster events, there is often a need for remotely sensed imagery and other geospatial products to help agencies respond to conditions on the ground. Housed on the USGS’s Emergency Operations Portal, the HDDS is an event-based interface that provides access to remotely sensed imagery and other geospatial datasets as they become available during a response. Please click the following links for information about the updated 2019 flood and tornado geospatial information and remotely sensed imagery products.
U.S. Census Bureau – American Fact Finder
American FactFinder provides access to demographic, population, and housing data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. The data in American FactFinder come from several censuses and surveys.