Eyesontherise.org‘s Susan Jacobson writes for emergemiami.com about developing an app related to flooding in South Florida, as part of our project’s efforts to make data about sea level rise meaningful for public dissection.
The piece focuses on her own experiences with flooding, which led to a larger group of South Florida students, technology professionals, and scientists working together.
The September day I arrived at my North Miami Beach apartment, the skies were clear. It started to rain when then the movers came. Two hours later, my car was sitting in six inches of water. I thought it was a fluke. Then it happened again. And again. And again. Fall 2013 was very rainy, and I learned to watch the weather so that I could move my car out of the flooded areas of my parking lot if necessary. What was happening?