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Hurricane Harvey by the Numbers

Friday, November 17, 2017  
Posted by: Shannon Roberts
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Maps show impact of Hurricane Harvey flooding 

HOUSTON - The latest addition to the city's "Harvey By The Numbers" online project is a map showing FEMA data on the severest flooding in Houston and beyond from Hurricane Harvey, combined with income level data for each U.S. Census tract.

"As the city continues to keep Houstonians up to date on 'what happened and how we're responding,' the new map is another compelling piece of information that helps us understand the flood and our massive recovery efforts," Mayor Sylvester Turner said. "Different parts of the city suffered differently, yet we leave no neighborhood behind as the recovery progresses one day at time."

The map can be found online at https://houstonrecovers.org/numbers/ under the "Damage" tab. Other tabs are "Response," "Debris Removal" and "Other Resources."

The map was developed by Bloomberg Associates, a non-profit organization that advises cities on how to most effectively deal with complex challenges.

Additionally, the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) has created the "Summarizing Hurricane Harvey’s Environmental Impacts in the Houston-Galveston Region" story map, which summarizes available environmental datasets to detail impacts associated with Hurricane Harvey. HARC worked with regional partners to acquire and analyze data and information about the flooding and related impacts such as storm-related spills, pollutants, Superfund impacts, water quality, air quality, and power generation. The resulting analysis is made available to the public through narrative summaries, maps, and infographics in an ESRI story map found here. Users can also download available raw data and learn about the organizations in the Greater Houston region that organized to gather environmental and public health impact data in the days immediately following Hurricane Harvey’s landfall.


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