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16 de Septiembre 2005

Hurricane Katrina - Summary of Google Earth Resources

The GE Community helped create some very valuable resources for Hurricane Katrina Victims, for official organizations responding to the crisis, and for millions of people around the world interested in learning more. There have been many stories in the news about these efforts.

Here is a summary of the best resources available (list of resources maintained by Google at the GE Forums):

  1. Subject: NOAA Overlays Network Link
    Link: NOAA Overlays Network Link
    Description: Based on your current view (you have to be zoomed in), shows Katrina damage imagery for the main areas
  2. Subject: All NOAA Images (see this for details)
    Link: All NOAA Overlays
    Description:: Slow to load, and you have to click on each mark to open each image (large images), but most comprehensive collection of images and color coded according to date
  3. Subject: Locations of Katrina Red Cross shelters
    Link: Katrina Red Cross shelters
    Description: partial list (598 of 766) of the existing Red Cross shelters, their capacity, occupancy, and status as of Sept. 12th
  4. Subject: FEMA Damage Assessment 14 Sept. 2005
    Link: FEMA Damage Assessment 14 Sept. 200
    Description: Graphically shows damaged areas with color shaded regions. Includes flood coverage, damage areas by damage level, road/rail/bridge outages (Note: see this if you have graphics problems)
  5. Subject: 23 FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers, Sept. 10
    Link: FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers
    Description: Location of FEBA Disaster Recovery Centers

Dozens of users of GE volunteered their time to help put together valuable images of Katrina damage, Red Cross Shelter locations, and help many people who lived in the area determine whether their homes were threatened, damaged, or destroyed. In addition, the GE development team themselves put in many hours (especially over the Labor Day Holiday weekend) to create customized databases, network links, and set up massive servers to meet the demands around the world. Goolge maintains announcements about this information at this forum.

Enviado por FrankTaylor at 16 de Septiembre 2005 a las 10:23 AM

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    Why was the FEMA response much more orderly after the OKC bombing than after Katrina. Was it due to the size of the Gulf Coast diaster or was it due to personalities?

    Enviado por: tom ferguson at 21 de Mayo 2007 a las 10:20 AM

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