Animated Map of Hurricane Harvey Rescue Calls
The New York Times created an animated map showing rescue requests coming from residents around the city of Houston from Sunday to Wednesday during the Hurricane Harvey flooding. The rescue requests were submitted to several online databases, and various local rescue groups dispatched boats. “Though not every account could be confirmed, in aggregate, the animated map offers a glimpse into the geography of the disaster.”
Users can watch the requests begin circling the city of Houston. Then on Wednesday the requests start to light up near Beaumont and Port Arthur as the hurricane moved to the east.