Google “crisis map” for Hurricane #Sandy

Hurricane Sandy looks like it will be the most closely watched storm in history. Google has set us a “crisis map” for Hurricane Sandy to help people who may be in its path. The map features various overlays including: the storm’s predicted path, wind speeds, predicted storm surge, public alerts, evacuation routes, refuge centres and more. Of course as the power goes down across the North Eastern seaboard of the US WiFi and broadband will be lost as well. Cell phone towers can work for a time on battery power, so 3G may still be available, but I’d recommend getting any digital information you may require sooner rather than later – the Internet isn’t storm proof.

from The Universal Machine http://universal-machine.blogspot.com/2012/10/google-crisis-map-for-hurricane-sandy.html

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About driwatson
I'm a New Zealand author, computer scientist and blogger specialising in Artificial Intelligence. I also have an interest in the history of computing and have just written a popular science book called "The Universal Machine - from the dawn of computing to digital consciousness."

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