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Harvey Flood Data

We are keenly aware from TV news, social media and conversations with friends and family that Hurricane Harvey brought "old testament" style flooding to Texas and southwest Louisina. Lynn Dupont, who serves as the principal planner and GIS coordinator at the New Orleans Regional Planning Commission, has shared several links to online GIS web maps and data portals which provide documentation of the damage. This may be of use to public sector planners in the Lake Charles region and to private-sector practicioners who find themselves involved in disaster recovery work.

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FEMA Flood Data

Preliminary flood depth grid and other data relevant to the August 2016 flooding in south Louisiana has been released by FEMA and is available for online viewing and raw data download. These are in addition to maps and data released previously.

NOAA Imagery of Flooded Areas

Louisiana Swipe Map of August 2016 flooded areas by ESRI

Lynn Dupont has forwarded a link to a mapping application prepared by ESRI's Disaster Response Program utilizing recent imagery provided by NOAA's Remote Sensing Division. This is available for all users. Find the mapping application at this URL:

http://arcg.is/2br512n

2016 Louisiana Flood #2

Abatement of flood-damaged drywall.

As the flood waters from torrential rains recede from south Louisiana, thousands are affected and in need of assistance. Numerous tip sheets and FAQs are circulating. Below are links to a few.

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