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Recovery Efforts Underway for Areas Affected by Hurricane Florence

Recovery Efforts Underway for Areas Affected by Hurricane Florence

The U.S. Department of Transportation has been working around the clock to support recovery efforts for areas hit by Hurricane Florence.  For those returning home, your safety remains the number one priority.  Power outages, flooding, and debris left by the storm will continue to make traveling difficult. Please do not drive around barriers or drive through flood waters. If you do not need to be on the roads, stay where you are and leave the path clear for emergency response teams.

The Department’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has launched an interactive mapping application showing the location of major transportation infrastructure layered over dynamic, near real-time maps. These include weather and flooding information from NOAA, traffic speeds on major roads, and traffic incident information. The tool allows infrastructure managers to update information, and first responders to gain a general understanding of potential regional or multi-state transportation system impacts.

Additionally, check your State DOT’s website for updated road closures and important safety messages.

BTS Interactive Mapping Application Screen Shot

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