Poverty Levels and Floods by Northeastern University

This project tells a story about the poverty levels and flood damages through physical visualization. This map shows the flooded residents from Tropical Storm Allison in Houston, Texas in 2001. The deeper the area, the higher the percentage of people in poverty. Depth acts as a metaphor, indicating that low-income people have lower social status while high-income people have higher. Flooded households are represented in blue.