Friday, November 9, 2012

Final Focus Friday: Time Lapse, Map Stories, Top Ten, Wind Speed, and Snooki - Before and After

Enough already - Hurricane Sandy has hogged this site for most of the past couple of weeks. And while there still may be a story or two I will want to pass along over the coming months, it's time for a final focus on the topic with some items that didn't get headlines, but were pretty darn interesting nonetheless.

Item #1: Time lapse hurricane.  In a mere 2:08, you can watch Sandy blow through New York.

Item #2: The New York Times showed the power of the map by using it in a number of quick informational stories about damage in the area. You just can't tell the story of flooding, wind, fire, etc. without showing "where". Link below for more:

Assessing the Damage From Hurricane Sandy (New York Times, October 29, 2012)

Item #3: In an effort to put Hurricane Sandy in perspective, ESRI has published information about the top ten hurricanes of all time to hit the United States. Of course, there is a map at the core of each story. Use the link below:

Item #4: Here's another one by the New York Times - forecast wind speeds along the entire East Coast in a time sequenced presentation.  Really helps drive home the point about the size of the storm and the extent of effects ranging as far away as the Great Lakes.  Below for more:

Wind Speeds Along Hurricane Sandy’s Path (New York Times, October 30, 2012)

Item #5: Ah, hmm. I saved the best for last.  Sandy simply finished off the chaos already taking place in one New Jersey beachside town.  To check out the damage to Snooki's haunts using a photo slide bar approach, use the links below:

Lead graphic:; Snooki:

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