MyCoast Maryland App Lets Residents Upload Flood Photos to DNR

If you live in an area affected by Tuesday’s rainstorm and winds, Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wants to know about it, and they have an app to help you show them.

The DNR’s recently launched MyCoast Maryland app allows residents to upload photos of flood conditions in their neighborhoods during and after major storms. This helps scientists at DNR (and other agencies that would prepare and respond) understand the extent of flooding and plan long-term for how to mitigate and possibly prevent future flooding events.

Kim Grove, chief of the Office of Research and Environmental Protection for Baltimore City’s Department of Public Works, explained that photos from the app helps city officials assess community impact and identify areas where specific action could be taken to prevent future flooding impact.