The flooding that ensued in the Greater New Orleans area after Hurricane Katrina left thousands of victims trapped and in need of emergency rescue. This paper describes the processing of raw 911-call data into search and rescue products used by emergency responders after the storm.
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Using geospatial technology to process 911 calls after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: Chapter 3B in Science and the storms-the USGS response to the hurricanes of 2005