Disaster Operations Map
CCUSA provides disaster relief assistance and wanted to create a map to better target mitigation, preparedness, relief, and recovery projects in order to best serve communities that are both at greatest risk for disasters and most overlooked or outright excluded from federal assistance during disasters. Specifically, they wanted to see the presence of acutely vulnerable populations such as uninsured (homeowners or renters), homeless, or subsidized renters at the local level. Information about a particular area's social vulnerability, housing and transportation vulnerability, and demographics are visualized. The Disaster Operations Map can be used to strategically allocate resources to prepare for disasters, as well as identifying where vulnerable populations live within an area affected by a disaster.