Monday, August 27, 2012

Hurricane 2.0

Posted By on Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 12:06 PM

A view of Googles Crises Management map for Isaac
  • Screengrab taken from Google
  • A view of Google's Crises Management map for Isaac

Every year, a hurricane hits the United States and every year, we all play a game trying to predict which states will get hit the hardest. Now, while there's no predicting the future, technology has allowed us to at least react a little faster when news confirmation of a storm hitting somewhere arrives.

Isaac is no different. With the first major storm hitting U.S. shores this 2012 hurricane season, Google has prepared a Crisis Management map for people affected by Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaac (screen grab of link shown above). By following this link, you'll be directed to a live Google map that has the storm's projected path, as well as hurricane advisory, warnings and evacuation instructions for every county in the storm's path.

Seeing as how if we spent every waking hour on the Weather Channel tracking a storm's every movement we wouldn't get any of the things done that we need to in order to, you know, get through the storm, this Google feature is a pretty useful tool in order to get the latest information available on the Web about Isaac and future storms.

h/t Vanessa Schneider, who you can Google

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