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2018 Excellence and Innovation in Visual Digital Storytelling finalist

Thousands Cried for Help as Houston Flooded

 

About the Project

The Times has a well-earned reputation for innovation when it comes to visual storytelling. Here, the animated map showing the location and content of cries for help from around the Houston area was a break-through moment in data visualization that married the geographic breadth of the disaster with individual voices, conveying the human scale of the catastrophe.