Coastal Flood Hazard Risk
As flooding from sea level rise, storms, and extreme precipitation increasingly threatens vulnerable coastal communities, critical data and decision support systems for response and planning often remain disparate and siloed. Coastal urban centers such as Norfolk, VA, exhibit increased tidal, rainfall, and storm surge flooding while also contending with highly localized disparities leading to unmet health related social needs such as access to basic resources and health care. Development of a Digital Twin approach that incorporates geospatial infrastructure data, as well as, property valuation, socio-economic, and public health data allows for increasingly integrated and impactful spatial analysis and risk communication. We highlight progress in development of location intelligence and 2d and 3d geovisualizations for flood risk communication that have been crafted in the inceptual phase of constructing a digital twin for coastal Virginia.