Mapmaker Jim McMahon charts Sandy storm surge in Red Hook

The map shows how high the water got in the hardest hit areas.

The map shows how high the water got in the hardest hit areas. (4/6/13)

RED HOOK - A Red Hook mapmaker has set out to make locals aware of how serious nature can be in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

Jim McMahon says witnessing the storm in Red Hook last year inspired him to create a map that detailed the damage in the neighborhood and educated residents about whether they were in the path for any future damage. McMahon interviewed about 60 people in the neighborhood and put together a map depicting Sandy's timeline.

The map shows how high the water got in the hardest hit areas and McMahon says FEMA used it to plot out new evacuation zoning.

McMahon says he's asking the city to mark street signs to show residents if they live above or below sea level.
 

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