After anticipating challenges with fuel availability, IEM partnered with GasBuddy, a company that provides a free app designed to help users locate gas stations and fuel prices in real-time. As Irma approached, GasBuddy made color-coded maps available to help residents identify which gas stations were out of power or out of fuel during the evacuation.
The Challenge of Developing Situational Awareness During Hurricane Disasters—Part Two: Consequences (Or the “So What?”)
Historical data on the impact of past storms was useful in projecting potential consequences in New Jersey from Hurricane Sandy. In addition, FEMA, through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), provided maps of flood-prone areas and historical data on property flooding insurance claims as part of its mission to reduce the impact of flooding on […]
What follows is a survey of photo, video, news and information content from social media resources and credible news sources. Hurricane Sandy is generating a lot of discussion and activity and people are sharing information and spreading news and content across all media. Videos Live Hurricane Sandy Coverage – The Weather Channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXMU2qwCVag Coast Guard […]