Google.Org Rolls Out Hurricane Isaac Response Map
Google.Org today announced the roll-out of a response map for Hurriance Isaac to help people on the US Gulf Coast prepare for landfall. Read on for details.
Google.Org is a charitable service organization run by Google, and today they announced a hurricane response map for Hurricane Isaac. Here is part of what they announced earlier today:
Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to make landfall as early as Tuesday or Wednesday of this week, and the path of the storm continues to update — with current projections toward the U.S. Gulf Coast. The Google Crisis Response team, working with the Red Cross, the Florida Division of Emergency Management, and various government and NGO partners, have assembled a Tropical Storm Isaac map to track the storm’s progress and provide updated emergency information to those in need.
On the map you can find emergency preparedness information, including:
- Isaac’s current location and projected path, courtesy of the NOAA-National Hurricane Center
- Weather updates and data, including radar and cloud imagery from weather.com and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
- Evacuation information and routes
- Shelter and recovery centers locations
- Storm-related YouTube videos, including many curated by Storyful
We’ll be updating this map with more information as it becomes available. We hope you find the tools and information useful.
This is a really nice resource for anyone in harm’s way as this hurricane prepares to make landfall. If you are in harm’s way, hunker down and stay safe, and if you need help in keeping tabs on the storm, evaluating evacuation routes, and information about the location of storm shelters or recovery centers, this map resource is a good place to go. Note that it needs to run in compatibility mode for IE, I imagine that it works just fine in Chrome! Thanks, Google.Org…a great resource!Google.Org Blog Post: Isaac Response Map