The New York Times created this infographic with three different levels of data about Hurricane Irene’s effects.
Featuring a map of the East Coast of the U.S., this visualization shows the number of power outages throughout the path of the hurricane:
Irene had widespread effects up and down the East Coast, and there are still people without power, several days after the event.
Here is a view of Irene’s predicted and actual rainfall totals:
These weather map visualizations illustrate the breadth of Irene’s effects and give a good idea as to the severity of the storm. Similar to graphics used in weather forecasting, these infographics are familiar to the eye and easy to interpret. Irene’s effects are still being felt in many areas of the east coast, including flooded train tracks and basements, and continued loss of power.