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Google’s ‘Crisis Map’ Merges Hurricane Sandy Info Into One Place

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” Google is once again being proactive when a natural disaster strikes: Its crisis map is pooling Hurricane Sandy data to inform visitors about the hurricane’s path, emergency shelters and crowdsourced YouTube videos. If you want to track where Sandy is heading in the next 48 hours, Google’s new layered map is a good place to start. It collects info from the National Hurricane Center, the American Red Cross and its own YouTube videos to let us know the latest details on this powerful storm. For instance, you can see where Sandy currently is swirling and where it will be traveling in the next two days. A button called Forecast Track overlays a path of Sandy’s projected landfall. “

SANDY AND STORM SURGE POSE
‘WORST CASE SCENARIO’

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  ” The projected storm surge from
Hurricane Sandy is a “worst case
scenario” with devastating waves and tides predicted for the highly
populated New York City metro area, government forecasters said Sunday. The more they observe it, the more the experts worry about the water -which usually kills and does moredamage than winds in hurricanes.

  In this case, seas will be amped up
by giant waves and full-moon-
powered high tides. That will
combine with drenching rains,
triggering inland flooding as the
hurricane merges with a winter
storm system that will worsen it and
hold it in place for days. “

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