Katrina Information Map - This map is intended for the use of people affected by Hurricane Katrina who have or are trying to find information about the status of specific locations affected by the storm and its aftermath. If you have information about the status of an area that is not yet on the map, please contribute by following the instructions below so that others may get that much needed information.
Although the marker indicates the location of your entry, please note that it is often useful to include identifying information about the location when you post storm/flood information, especially in cases which refer to general areas. It is especially useful to include date/time with your information, if you have it. Consider what would be most useful for people looking at your information. The map will now automatically mark the time that you added the information, in EST - this time is only when the marker was added, not necessarily when the information posted was retrieved.
Update: Google Maps has added satellite imagery from Wednesday, August 31 at 10 AM. To view this imagery, select the "Katrina" button on the map. The new imagery does not cover the whole area, but it may be useful to see.
Updated aerial photographs of the the areas affected by Katrina have become available at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Katrina site. The first 3 digits on the image names on the site are the date based on the number of days since Jan 1st. 244 is August 31.
This is so that this map remains uncluttered and useful for those needing the information.
Note to the person/people who are making markers with text like "City Park" or just addresses with no information: Please stop. The page takes a long time to load because there are lots of markers on the map. The map is *a map* and has that sort of information on it already; markers are not needed. Thank you.
The green markers are the latest 50 markers added to the map, which may be useful if you are checking in frequently for the latest information.
The purple markers are markers that people have added information to after the initial marker was created. They are in essence "updated" markers, useful for people who are seeking more information in locations they've already checked.
If you can't see the map above, check at Google's site to see if you're using a supported browser.
If you can't see the marker you just added, reload this page.
I want to thank Greg Stoll for putting this together really quickly for me. You can check out his site at www.gregstoll.com.
Thanks to WebGeist for the free bandwidth during this time of need and to Gamerslegend for providing the dedicated server that is now required to keep the site running.
Disclaimer: There are no promises that the information on this site is accurate. Anyone with internet access can add whatever they want to this map, and the only control over the content of the markers is the good will of people trying to help in this time of trouble.
To make your own page like this, look at this file and mapkatrina.js and katrinaadder.php.