The (Very) Long Tail Of Hurricane Recovery by FiveThirtyEight

As Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, FiveThirtyEight looked for a way to visualize how long the road to recovery can take. New Yorker’s 3-1-1 calls since Hurricane Sandy showed us that the city was still scarred nearly five years after the storm. We chose a long stream graph, illustrated in shades of blue to evoke the storm and the flood of calls that followed. In August 2017, New Yorkers were still calling. Three asked about mental health services for children affected by the hurricane.