Which neighborhoods were hardest hit by last month’s floods? Try looking at this map to find answers. Zoomed out as it is, you can see some overall patterns. But to get a sense of the scope of the devastation in certain Houston neighborhoods, you’ll want to zoom in. Into this part of Meyerland, for example:
The data came in from the city’s 311 help line — cleaned up and assembled in map form by the Chronicle‘s Mike Morris. It covers approximately 1,989 of the estimated 2,589 properties county officials say were damaged in the flood. The pins are colored to represent city workers’ judgment of the extent of the damage for a particular property: Red stars for a destroyed home, red pins for major damage, orange pins for minor damage, and yellow pins for “affected” properties. Those assessments will likely differ from any insurance appraisals.
- See the scope of the damage from Houston’s Memorial Day flood [Houston Chronicle]
Map: Houston Chronicle