166,500 buildings in New Orleans are flooded
Google Maps has satellite maps of the levee-break damage in Louisiana.
The floodwaters seem to be covering about 60 square miles of New Orleans.
Note the green square in the lower right corner.
When I zoomed in on this green square, representing a few blocks between E.St. Avide Street and Girod St., and Laplace St. and Paris Rd., I could easily count the individual buildings.
There are 111 buildings here, marked with red dots.
If this distribution of 111 buildings per twenty-fifth square mile is a good sample, 60 square miles will contain approximately 166,500 flooded buildings.
I hope I'm doing this math wrong.
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Sept 5th, 2005.