SCIPP-RISA Releases Simple Planning Tool for Oklahoma Climate Hazards

SCIPP-RISA Releases Simple Planning Tool for Oklahoma Climate Hazards

A new stakeholder-inspired tool provides a practical solution to assist state, regional, and local jurisdictions in incorporating accurate climate data into their planning processes. Planners and emergency managers in the state of Oklahoma can use the tool to help them assess long-term climate risks and build a foundation for efforts to reduce risk from future climate hazards.

The Simple Planning Tool for Oklahoma Climate Hazards is a compilation of relatively easy-to-use online interactive tools, maps, and graphs. It is primarily designed for decision makers who serve small- to medium-sized communities but may also be of interest to those who serve larger areas. The tool was developed with significant input from local and state emergency managers and planners. While it may not answer every question one has about hazard climatologies and future trends, it aims to cut through the Internet clutter and point to relatively simple data tools that can be used during planning processes and in plans.

The new tool was produced by the Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP), a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) team. Visit the Website.




Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather. In 2017, the United States experienced a record-tying 16 climate- and weather-related disasters where overall costs reached or exceeded $1 billion. Combined, these events claimed 362 lives, and had significant economic effects on the areas impacted, costing more than $306 billion. Businesses, policy leaders, resource managers and citizens are increasingly asking for information to help them address such challenges.


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