MOSAIC NOLA:The Gentilly Project

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Timeline Maps of Post-Katrina Deluge

Today has an animated slide show which shows the levee breaches and flooding of the city, down to the hour and minute. Many people outside New Orleans don't have a sense of what got flooded where, so maps help explain it all.

I think this animation shows, in particular, how the deluge wasn't confined to those who were most economically vulnerable before Katrina. I run into people all the time who don't realize the Lower Ninth Ward was filled with houses, not housing projects, and that people of various racial and economic backgrounds died in their attics or drowned in their houses.

Click here for slide show of how the deluge of New Orleans happened. It's a quick viewing.


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