Hurricane #Sandy Resources: New York City Evacuation Map in the Eventuality of Major Water Surges Produced by Hurricanes

Hurricane Sandy off the Carolinas [detail]
Hurricane Sandy off the Carolinas [detail] (Photo credit: NASA Goddard Photo and Video)


As Hurricane Sandy started pummeling New Jersey shore, it is worth looking again at this map, published by The New York City Office for emergency Management, which indicates what New York City are most prone to flooding. The map displays in:

  1. Deep Orange – Area A, which could be flooded if a hurricane of ANY intensity makes landfall in the New York Area
  2. Yellow – Area B, which could be flooded if an intensity 2 and higher hurricane makes landfall in the New York Area
  3. Green – Area C, which could be flooded if an intensity 3 or higher makes landfall in the New York Area
  4. Dots: Unknown features


Map below is clickable and zoomable. Use the + / – signs to zoom in and out. Click on the map to pan around.

Click to see New York City Hurricane evacuation zone in full screen

Sorin Adam Matei

Sorin Adam Matei - Professor of Communication at Purdue University - studies the relationship between information technology and social groups. He published papers and articles in Journal of Communication, Communication Research, Information Society, and Foreign Policy. He is the author or co-editor of several books. The most recent is Structural differentation in social media. He also co-edited Ethical Reasoning in Big Data,Transparency in social media and Roles, Trust, and Reputation in Social Media Knowledge Markets: Theory and Methods (Computational Social Sciences) , all three the product of the NSF funded KredibleNet project. Dr. Matei's teaching portfolio includes online interaction, and online community analytics and development classes. His teaching makes use of a number of software platforms he has codeveloped, such as Visible Effort . Dr. Matei is also known for his media work. He is a former BBC World Service journalist whose contributions have been published in Esquire and several leading Romanian newspapers. In Romania, he is known for his books Boierii Mintii (The Mind Boyars), Idolii forului (Idols of the forum), and Idei de schimb (Spare ideas).

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