Google Unveils Crisis Map for Hurricane Sandy
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

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If the 24-hour news reports are not enough to keep you up to date on Hurricane Sandy’s path, there’s always Google.

The tech giant has launched interactive maps to track the course of Hurricane Sandy and provide support information as the storm approaches the U.S. East Coast.

“The Google crisis response team has assembled a Hurricane Sandy map to help you track the storm’s progress and provide updated emergency information,” wrote Google software engineer Ka-Ping Yee on the company’s blog.

The maps are aggregating data from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, the National Hurricane Center, the U.S. Geological Survey and popular weather website weather.com.

The map of New York pinpoints evacuation zone information, weather information, live webcams and emergency shelters established by the American Red Cross.

Google was expected to launch a new smartphone, the Nexus 4, and new tablets in New York City today; however, the event was cancelled due to inclement weather. The company sent out a message to media outlets informing them that the event would be rescheduled for a later date.

 

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