Report Storm Surges and Flooding

Help Chronicle Our Changing Coast

Use MyCoast to document tides, storm damage, beach cleanups, and more. Coastal decision makers, emergency managers, and others use your reports to make better decisions.

How You Can Help

State and municipal employees, planners, developers, business owners, and others all need information to make the best decisions. Your reports can help provide that information. The process is quick and easy:

1. You Add Your Picture or Report

Take your picture via our mobile app (below) or submit it via your browser when you get back to your computer.

2. MyCoast Fetches The Background Data

My Coast’s servers retrieve weather and tidal information to add context to your photo.

3. Your Report Informs Decisions

Coastal leaders and groups can use your data to make better decisions.

*Please note:  Be sure to access the Johnson & Wales University Harborside Campus through the main entrance on Harborside Blvd. Your GPS may suggest taking Ernest Street to JWU’s Shipyard Street entrance, but that route requires a key card for entry.  

From Route I-95 North or South, take Exit 18 (Thurbers Avenue). Head downhill on Thurbers Avenue to US Route 1A (Allens Avenue). Turn right onto Allens Ave. Continue southbound on Allens Ave. into Cranston, where Allens Ave. becomes Narragansett Blvd. Turn left onto Harborside Blvd. at the traffic light by the Shell gas station. Follow Harborside Blvd. through the Johnson & Wales Harborside Campus. At the end of Harborside Blvd., turn right onto Save The Bay Drive. Save The Bay Drive becomes a circular, one-way roadway as you approach the Bay Center. Parking is available in four guest lots after you pass the main building. Enter the building through the main entrance.