Estimated Flood Inundation Area

  • Map
  • City-Parish of Baton Rouge
  • Baton Rouge  Department of Information Services 
Map of Baton Rouge city and parish with lines marking large areas of flooding throughout the city
Map of Baton Rouge city and parish with lines marking large areas of flooding throughout the city

In 2016 Baton Rouge was hit with a terrible storm that led to extreme flooding, severe property damage, and several deaths. In order to understand what areas of the city-parish were worst hit, where to direct overburdened resources, and how to navigate through the storm debris. This map and data collection work sparked a broader conversation about utilizing maps for environment risks and infrastructure planning and safety at the city-parish level, and is still used today.

Datasets

911 and 311 calls, Baton Rouge Fire Department search and rescue data, in-person notes on damage assessments, debris collection routes, road closure information, NOAA imagery, Civil Air Patrol imagery, FEMA DFIRM flood hazard, and comments/photos of damage from the public. 

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