National Preparedness Month

By Melissa B.

September is National Preparedness Month, and since I talked about natural disasters and emergency relief in class, I thought I’d relate my map to this topic. The Family and Support Services Delegate Agencies layer shows by animation, which services are available to Chicago residents by community area.  On the Grocery Stores tab, you can find which grocery store is nearest to you in order to stock up on food and water to be prepared in case of emergencies. By clicking on the icons, you can see each store’s name and address for getting there. When navigating over to the hospitals tab, different hospital types can be found per community area. Community areas are also identified, as dark areas being larger than the lighter colored divisions. Not necessarily, the largest areas have the most resources for getting prepared.