Which subway tunnels are prone to flooding?


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This tool will help the MTA target certain subway stations to help prevent significant damage during severe coastal storms. As a result, infrastructures could be installed to handle flooding in the stations at risk.

Here is a photograph of a flooded subway tunnel from Hurricane Sandy:

Input:

<neighborhood name, state> OR csv file of neighborhood + state (1 or more lines)

Given neighborhood name + state:

Result Properties:

  • Zoom in to neighborhood(s) on map and plot the subway stations that are prone to flooding, color-coded by risk rate (high risk=red, moderate risk=yellow).

Example:

  • Be able to download map as CSV (station_name, neighborhood_name, flood_risk, storm_inundation_distance)