2018 Excellence in Visual Digital Storytelling, Large Newsroom 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.