Friday, September 09, 2005

If the Hurricane Had Flooded Your City...

CondoBuzz has a chilling collection of maps that spell out how much of New Orleans was flooded by Hurricane Katrina. Each map overlays the New Orleans Flood radius on top of various major city maps. They demonstrate how widespread the New Orleans flooding was, but what I'd really love to see is the square mile equivalent of all flooded areas in the Gulf Coast mapped on bigger maps - say, California or New York.

Anyway, until that can be taken care of, here are some sample maps based on three cities I've called home: Chicago, Washington DC and Boston. Many other cities can be found on the CondoBuzz site. Click on each image for the full-size version.


Chicago flood map

Washington DC:

DC flood map


boston flood map