Read Part 1 Here Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping can elucidate neighborhoods that are at high risk of flooding, as well as the infrastructure that is currently in place to combat flooding events. I used the Flood Insurance Rate Map database established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to map areas that are within the […]

Climate Health and Home

Riverine Flooding in Wissahickon Creek – Photo by Steven-L-Johnson on Flickr Background A flood is the overflowing of a large amount of water beyond its normal confines. Flooding is a pressing problem in Philadelphia with several causes; a problem that is likely worsening as the climate changes. Geographic Information System mapping can visually exhibit the […]

Climate Health and Home

Last Saturday (July 12th) I went to NKCDC’s soil testing day with Dawn McDougall. The plan was for me to give a presentation on environmental hazards and soil contamination, but there was so much else going on that we tabled it for another event. At NKCDC’s Frankford Ave lot, residents not only screened soil from their yards, but could […]