Storm Stories Data and Templates

Tool Resource
September 2022

The ability to quickly communicate local environmental changes in the aftermath of hurricanes helps impacted communities better understand storm events and support recovery. A science transfer team in the Southeast United States and Caribbean worked to address this communication need by creating "Storm Stories", or templates that reserves can use to collect consistent data on storms and their impacts. Both online and printable versions of the template exist in the project's GitHub repository, along with Example Storm Stories. 

The GitHub repository also includes the R-Package, which provides tools for performing analysis and plotting tasks with meteorological and water quality data from the reserves and Centralized Data Management Office. The R-package allows reserves to quickly analyze data for a select time period by creating a series of barplots, tables, rate of change, ridgeline, and time series graphs, and windrose plots for wind rainfall, water depth, dissolved oxygen, and salinity.