Professor, Dept. of Environmental Resources Engineering, SUNY ESF

Hurricane Katrina flooding disproportionately affected African American neighborhoods

Integration of satellite images with Census data studied the flooding during hurricane Katrina in 2005. Results indicate that flooding was concentrated on predominantly African American communities.

Further information: R. Khatami, G. Mountrakis (2012). Implications of Classification Methodological Decisions in Flooding Analysis from Hurricane Katrina. Remote Sensing, 4(12), 3877-3891. [4.9MB pdf]