HURREVAC stands for "HURRicane EVACuation" and is a restricted-use computer program historically funded by FEMA and/or U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for government emergency managers to track hurricanes and to assist evacuation decision-making for their communities. This real-time data analysis tool allows state and local emergency management officials to make prudent and informed decisions based on information developed during the Hurricane Evacuation Studies (HES) process and real-time forecast data distributed by the National Weather Service (NWS) and the Tropical Prediction Center/National Hurricane Center (NHC). Source: USACECost: Free to federal, state and local government workers with official need. For-fee, commercial support for private entities is available directly from the developer.
- HURREVAC (Main Site - USACE)
- HURREVAC (Support Site - Sea Island Software )
- Sea Island Software (For-fee, private sector commercial support)
- What's New for 2012 (15:40 video, good program overview)
- Sea Lake and Overland Surge from Hurricanes (SLOSH - shown below)
- Hurricane Evacuation Studies
Comment: Because NOAA, USACE, FEMA, and HURREVAC software vendor Sea Island Software all have a dog in this fight, information about HURREVAC is not as well presented and easy to find as would probably be the case for one-party software. Consequently, although the pages offered above are good places to start learning more about the program, be advised you will need to do some digging around on these pages to gain full appreciation of available features and functions.
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