One unique NEWIS product is produced for each of the states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Florida due to its large coastal size is currently divided into four different NEWIS for the Gulf Coast area.
Each copy of NEWIS is laminated and waterproof and is ideally suited for reference in the home, in an automobile, or a boat. Since points of contact for various agencies change year to year, all contacts, phone numbers and websites listed on NEWIS are verified on a yearly basis.
This undertaking is provided by the staff at NOAA's National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC)
The NCDDC staff decided to publish this information to assist the public in gathering critical information, reporting emergency situations and damage during a weather emergency. These critical numbers were once personally carried by NCDDC staffers during Hurricane Katrina and Rita so they could communicate with other local, state and federal agencies.
They are now yours.
The Extreme Weather Information Sheets (NEWIS), is a NOAA outreach product that is produced every year for the hurricane season. It's intended to provide coastal residents with a "one stop" ready reference containing important contact phone numbers and internet web sites for emergency information in the state and local area.
The NOAA's National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC) created the Coastal Science, Information and Data for the Ecosystem (C-SIDE) as a comprehensive storm information center with information about severe weather preparation and monitoring across the Gulf of Mexico coastal region. C-SIDE provides tropical advisories and weather alerts along the major evacuation routes.
In addition, C-SIDE provides links to local, state, and national websites that have important information before, during, and after a severe weather event.
Downloadable NEWIS Resources (Pdf Versions)
NOAA's Extreme Weather Information Sheets provide critical information.
*Note: updated for 2008
- North Central Florida
- Northwest Florida
- Southwest Florida
- West Central Florida