Mapping the Repeated Occurrence of Natural Disasters
There are places in the United States that are stuck by natural disasters over and over again.
"In the last 16 years, parts of Louisiana have been struck by six hurricanes," writes Sahil Chinoy. "Areas near San Diego were devastated by three particularly vicious wildfire seasons. And a town in eastern Kentucky has been pummeled by at least nine storms severe enough to warrant federal assistance."
The star of the show with this article is the use of maps, deployed to illustrate the scale of the conflict between humans and nature, and just where the battlefield recurs year after year. Other graphics add up the costs of all these disasters and illustrate other vital statistics, like sea level rise and number of hurricanes every year.