MOTD: 100516 Hurricane Shelter Locations for Miami-Dade County, FL

Hurricane Matthew is expected to arrive in the Miami area Thursday afternoon. The powerful category 4 storm was carrying maximum sustained winds of 130 mph as it approached Cuba on Tuesday evening. This is a storm we hope all in Matthew’s path take seriously and seek shelter from.

We pulled housing demographic data by ZIP code from the US Census Bureau to create a data viz displaying the concentration of housing in the Miami-Dade area. We then added a second dataset showing the location of designated hurricane shelters, and scaled each marker to the shelter’s capacity.





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