Mapping storm damage

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The summer of 2010 brought multiple high intensity storms through the
Village of Oak Brook, resulting in storm damage throughout areas of the
village. The damage typically consisted of streetlight, tree, and
flooding. Departments within the village wanted to see these areas
mapped in order to plan response, classify the type of damage, and find
trends in the areas affected. Points of reported damage were geocoded
into a map, and then hotspot analysis was performed for both the wind
damage from the June 23rd event, and the flood damage from the July 23rd
event.

The image displayed is storm damage hot spot analysis in the
northeastern part of the village, which was most strongly affected by
the June 23rd event. The analysis allowed the village to see which areas
were most affected in accordance to density, and the points were
classified by the type of damage located at that point. The maps
assisted village staff in locating the damage, planning repair, and will
go towards planning for future events of a similar magnitude.

Mapping storm damage

Blog_Mappingstormdamage.png

The summer of 2010 brought multiple high intensity storms through the
Village of Oak Brook, resulting in storm damage throughout areas of the
village. The damage typically consisted of streetlight, tree, and
flooding. Departments within the village wanted to see these areas
mapped in order to plan response, classify the type of damage, and find
trends in the areas affected. Points of reported damage were geocoded
into a map, and then hotspot analysis was performed for both the wind
damage from the June 23rd event, and the flood damage from the July 23rd
event.

The image displayed is storm damage hot spot analysis in the
northeastern part of the village, which was most strongly affected by
the June 23rd event. The analysis allowed the village to see which areas
were most affected in accordance to density, and the points were
classified by the type of damage located at that point. The maps
assisted village staff in locating the damage, planning repair, and will
go towards planning for future events of a similar magnitude.