IRENE question for the coastal group — do you know of efforts to collect data (surge, wave, wind, erosion) for Irene? I do a lot of work with the Building Science branch of FEMA and we are on the lookout for data that we can use with our building assessments, and for local collaborators that might be able to go out with our team, if necessary.
It just so happens that some of us have been working on a tool to do just this. Unfortunately, the new version is going through its final testing, so won’t really be deployed for Irene, but we’ll be ready for the next one. I’ll let you know once it’s launched.
I’m down in NYC right now, stocked up and waiting for Irene’s arrival. Hope you’re safe out there, too. -Wes