FEMA’s New Data Viz Tool Helps Communities Understand the Risk and Impact of Disasters

FEMA just launched a new data visualization tool aimed at help communities better understand the risk and impact of disasters. The tool charts historical disaster declaration data reaching back to 1953, giving a clear, county-specific picture of the type of disasters that have struck and how much FEMA spent on assistance. With this knowledge, communities can be better prepared for the unexpected and put their focus where it matters most.

Art Emerges After the Storm Has Passed

As the East Coast states devastated by Hurricane Sandy begin to pick up the pieces, it is inspiring to see the beautiful displays of solidarity. If there is any place that has proven its ability to overcome tragedy, it’s New York City. In the same year that One World Trade Center is rebuilt, New Yorkers were tested again with this hurricane, and are slowly but surely getting back on their feet. Personally I would hate to see this happen in Chicago, San Francisco or Los Angles. Sadly many art pieces and galleries were destroyed in the flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy and that is something we will never get back. Here are some of the designs that emerged from this natural disaster.