Below is a list of websites that we have used over the years to help track and monitor different event from Wildfires to Hurricanes.
We also found the Post-Event Imagery websites particularly useful when working with Claims in calculating estimated losses. If you have a large risk that is driving the numbers you can investigate using this post imagery. If the risk was damaged/undamaged you can alter your estimate accordingly.
Post Event Imagery
Emergency Response Imagery
Post event satellite and drone imagery in the United States. Provided by the NOAA Remote Sensing Division.
This is a great tool to tweak your modelled losses to improve your loss estimate accuracy. Also a great tool for your claims department.
United States Geological Survey
Keep up to date on the latest Earthquakes with this interactive map by the USGS. See current and historical data on earthquakes from date and location to strength and depth.
Japan Seismic Hazard Information Station
J-SHIS was established to help prevent and prepare for earthquake disaster by providing a public portal for seismic hazard information across Japan.
Track and monitor the latest California Wildfires. Locations are approximate, but can assist in identifying possible risks that are exposed while waiting for your vendor to release a footprint.
NASA EARTH DATA
Download active fire products from NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)(MCD14DL) and NASA's Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) for the last 24, 48 hours and 7 days in shapefile, KML, WMS or text file formats. VIIRS data complement MODIS fire detections but the improved spatial resolution of the 375 m data provides a greater response over fires of relatively small areas.
Fire Information for Resource Managment System
Track and monitor the latest Wildfires from 7 days to date. Using MODIS and VIIRS
National Hurricane Centre
Monitor and track the latest Hurricanes/Cyclones that are developing around the World.
Historical Hurricane Tracks
NOAA provides this online tool that allows you to look back at historical hurricane tracks.
Coastal Emergency Risk Assessment
A computer model with a 25 year track record of success, to calculate storm surge corresponding to the latest official hurricane forecast track.
Storm surge maps on an interactive web mapper (CERA) to help understand the potential impacts and timing of storm surge.
List of Atlantic hurricane records
Insurance Information Institute
Facts + Statistics: Hurricanes
Data-driven insights on insurance to inform and empower.
North Atlantic Hurricane Season
TigerAlert storm tracker by Tiger Risk Partners. This site provides practical and aesthetically pleasing real time weather watches and tracking covering Tropical cyclones, Earthquakes, Wildfires and Severe storms.
From Weather Underground provides local & long range weather forecasts, weather reports, maps & tropical weather conditions for locations worldwide. This is a great tool for monitoring and tracking Hurricanes and Typhoons anywhere in the world.
Pacific Disaster Center
PDC is an applied research center managed by the University of Hawaii that provides the most reliable information, ground-breaking research, applied scientific practices, and its powerful disaster risk intelligence platform, DisasterAWARE to empower disaster management decision makers and the public. They support disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery worldwide—using strategies that are consistent with the United Nations’ approach to disaster risk reduction.