First, a caveat: the NFIP data does NOT provide information specific to individual homes or parcels. This information is protected under federal law. All personal identifying information about policy holders has been redacted, and data has been anonymized to census tract, reported ZIP code, and one decimal point digit of latitute and longitude. If mapped, flood insurance policies and claims may appear to be clustered at a particular location due to this anonymization.
What all that means: you cannot search for an address to see whether it has flooded.
However, among many things, this data shows flooding trends in Norfolk over the last 40+ years. It shows the census tracts that flood most frequently. And it shows where the largest number and highest value of claims occur.
FEMA believes this historic release of NFIP data promotes transparency, reduces complexity related to public data requests, and improves how stakeholders interact with and understand the program. This is the largest, most comprehensive release of NFIP data coordinated by FEMA to date. This dataset allows for customizable searches to create reports, analyze and visualize present and historical NFIP data faster and easier than before.
This data will help FEMA build a national culture of preparedness by providing claims and policy information people need to make better choices about their flood risk and the insurance they need to protect the life they've built.
Norfolk's Open Data team extracted city-specific information from the FEMA dataset. The dataset included here represents almost 6,000 claims on record from 1977 through 2019, totaling 67 million dollars in damage in the City of Norfolk.
The International Coastal Cleanup is an international initiative that takes place annually September 1 through October 31. The event is designed to remove trash from beaches and waterways around the world. This cleanup is fueled by volunteer organizations and individuals with the goal of changing behavior toward cleaner, healthier waterways. Each piece of debris collected from the cleanup site is identified and tracked to provide a cumulative understanding of the debris that may find its way to our beaches and waterways. This dataset is updated annually.
This dataset contains information about all of the registered borrowers from Fiscal year 2016 though 2018 for Norfolk Public Library. This includes all active accounts that have been verified and approved by library staff annually.
Please Note: InterLibrary Loan (ILL) - was previously housed at Kirn/Slover and each borrowing library was issued a unique account. They now use a special ILL application that doesn't require those accounts.
This dataset contains information about circulation (checkouts) by item type for each branch location by month. The data is from Fiscal Year 2017 to Fiscal Year 2020 and will be updated at the end of each fiscal year.
The Community Appearance Index, also known as the Litter Index, is a tool designed by Keep America Beautiful to visually evaluate the overall appearance of a community using litter as an indicator. Every year, volunteers cover 60 routes throughout Norfolk to conduct an analysis of litter in the city. This dataset is updated annually; the data begins in 2010. The Litter Index survey is normally conducted in August; the 2020 survey will be delayed due to COVID-19.
This dataset provides data about the city’s mowing schedule that is managed by the Bureau of Parks & Forestry Operations. Mowing locations include medians, parks, schools, vacant lots, and various other city properties.
This dataset begins in Fall 2019 and will include three years of data. The schedule is updated during three growing seasons: Spring (updated at the beginning of March), Summer (updated at the beginning of June) and Fall (updated at the beginning of September). Please note: all scheduled dates are subject to change based on weather.
This dataset provides data from MyNorfolk, a citizen services portal that delegates and tracks requests and questions about the city of Norfolk and the services we provide to our residents, businesses, and visitors. Data for the service requests is collected from phone calls, emails, an app for smart phones and on-line. The portal is managed by the Norfolk Cares Center; its mission is to provide a single point of contact for visitors, residents, businesses and city staff to request a city service, report a concern, seek information about Norfolk, or follow-up on a previous request for service.
**Disclaimer - With the current process in place, not all tickets are closed automatically. There could be tickets shown as open in this dataset that are closed in our other systems. We are working to address the issue.