Research Tools: FEMA Updates the Climate Risk and Resilience (ClimRR) Portal
From a FEMA Announcement:
The Climate Risk and Resilience Portal (ClimRR) is an award-winning, free, national online source for sophisticated climate data down to the neighborhood level. ClimRR provides easy access to climate data to integrate future conditions into Hazard Mitigation Plans, land use plans, infrastructure design, and FEMA’s Resilience Analysis and Planning Tool (RAPT).
ClimRR data is available for changing hazards: extreme temperatures (hot and cold), cooling and heating degree days, heat index, wind, fire weather index, precipitation/no precipitation under two carbon emission scenarios. The updated portal lets users visualize and analyze future climate hazards combined with local demographic and infrastructure data. Enhanced features include:
- New Consolidated Local Reports Assessing Future Climate Hazards and Community Impacts
- New Maps, Charts & Visualizations
- Improved Educational Features to Interpret Climate Hazard Data Points
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