Katrina Overview (or, we’ve gone Map Crazy, Part IV)

One again, we see the internet is an unbelievable resource whenever these disasters — both manmade or Acts of God — strike. In particular, the images, maps, satellite views and photojournalism are truly astonishing.

Here’s an assortment of perspectives from the media and individual bloggers:

 

Charities

Americares (known as the most efficient relief charity in the U.S.)

Katrina/New Orleans Disaster Relief Aid

The KatrinaHelp Wiki relief page

Yahoo! Red Cross Donation Page

Assistance for Victims

Yahoo: Search for Missing People   

KatrinaSOS.org

I’m Okay

Missing Persons Database (NOLA)

Energy Related

Gulf Oil & Gas Pipelines and Rigs   

Tracking Fuel Costs   

Lousiana Gulf Refiners and other Petrol Interests

Gulf of Mexico: Rig Details

Katrina + Gulf Oil facilities   

Katrina Path and Insurance loss estimates

Satellite Views

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (and here)

Hurricane Katrina Aftermath (orbimage)

•  NASA Hurricane Resource Page

NYT Satellite Photos

Mississippi Flooding & Erosion

Katrina Flooding Seen from Space

New Orleans Satellite Image

Mississippi: Satellite View

New Orleans Drying Out?

Maps and Graphics

Evacuees Relocation

Storm Paths: 2005 and Before

Levee Systems of New Orleans  (NYT)

High-Tech Flood Control, European Style (NYT)

The Levee System Around New Orleans (WP)

New Orleans Elevation Map   

New Orleans Evacuation Routes

Mississippi River Watershed

What a 1938 Hurricane would do to Long Island

US Airline Disruptions

Also, watch these 2 satellite photo providers for their upcoming Katrina coverage:

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

GlobeXplorer

Historical Media Coverage (Pre-Katrina)

Washing Away (eerily prescient series from THE TIMES-PICAYUNE)

Gone with the Water (Nat’l Georgraphic, October 2004)

NEW ORLEANS IS SINKING (September 11, 2001)

Media Coverage

Katrina News Tracker (free WSJ — no subsciption required) 

The New York Times

Newsweek

The Wall Street Journal (subsciption required)

•  BBC

Yahoo!: Hurricanes & Tropical Storms

Google Katrina News

Photos

NOLA

Flickr

NYT

WSJ, WSJ II

Newsday

Weather.com

New Orlean Katrina Photos

Video

WDSU

MSNBC

Accuweather

MSNBC gulf coast

BBC

USA
Today

AP Video

CBS

•  New Orleans TV (WLOX) Aerial
video

•  Live New Orleans cams

•  Stormvideographer.com (See also SVG two, SVG three and SVG four)

Government Resources

Weather, Federal and State Government

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I’ll update this page periodically . . .

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Katrina/New Orleans Disaster Relief Aid

It appears the damage to New Orleans region is far worse than originally expected. As we did with the Tsunami, here are numerous resources that you may find helpful in keeping informed about the damage, and making donations to help survivors:

1) Relief Organizations

Americares
Known as the most efficient relief charity in the U.S. (and Non-denominational also)
88 Hamilton Avenue, Stamford, CT USA 06902
Toll Free: 1-800-486-HELP (4357) Phone: 01-203-658-9500

American Red Cross
1-800-HELP-NOW
800-435-7669
http://www.redcross.org/
(You can also donate via Amazon.com or the iTunes Music Store)

Salvation Army
1-800-SAL-ARMY
800-725-2769
http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/

see below for complete list of charities

2) News Coverage

Yahoo! FULL COVERAGE: Hurricanes & Tropical Storms

http://news.yahoo.com/fc/world/hurricanes_and_tropical_storms

Google Groups katrina relief aid
http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&q=katrina+relief+aid&qt_s=Search

The KatrinaHelp Wiki relief page
http://katrinahelp.info/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

3) Weather Related Resources

National Hurricane Center
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

Actual Water Level Measurements, at New Orleans, LA
USGS 073802338 IWW @ I-510 Bridge (Paris Rd) http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv/?site_no=073802338

See this Google Map for location:
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Paris+Road,+New+Orleans,+LA+70129
&spn=0.217644,0.317677&hl=en

National Weather Service
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/ graphicsversion/bigmain.html

Hydrologic Information Center (river flooding)
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/oh/hic /index.html

4) Government Resources

Federal Emergency Management Agency
1-800-621-FEMA
http://www.fema.gov/

City of New Orleans
http://www.cityofno.com/portal.aspx

Louisiana Governor’s Office
http://www.gov.state.la.us/

Mississippi Emergency Management
http://www.msema.org/

Louisiana Homeland Security
http://www.ohsep.louisiana.gov/

5) State Government Resources

Louisiana Emergency Road Closures
http://www.ohsep.louisiana.gov/evacinfo/rdclosureindex.htm

Mississippi Emergency Road Closures
http://www.gomdot.com/

Alabama Emergency Road Closures
http://www.dot.state.al.us/closures/

Florida Emergency Road Closures
http://www.floridadisaster.org/

New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau Update
http://www.neworleanscvb.com/static/index.cfm/action/group/
contentID/256/sectionID/1/subsectionID/0/

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