(Image source: Google)

BY KERRY LEARY

ANCHOR MEGAN MURPHY

As the East Coast prepares for 900-mile wide Hurricane Sandy, the Google Crisis Response team has done something to help--- it assembled a Hurricane Sandy map to track its progress and provide emergency update information. Here’s HLN.

“Hurricane Sandy is getting stronger. We have a great tool to help you look out for your loved ones. Google has an interactive map where you can watch Sandy's path and see any emergency alerts and evacuation routes.”

The interactive map is complete with a forecast track, cloud imagery, evacuation zones, traffic conditions, flood zone estimates and red cross emergency shelters. Along with many other personalizations.

The map is the latest from Google’s response project. It previously offered maps for the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the 2012 wildfire season and the deepwater horizon spill in 2012. PC Mag has more on the Hurricane Sandy map.

“..It's important to note that this isn't simply a map with static graphics and an array of clickable location pins displayed … it contain[s] vital information for local residents and concerned observers.”

The map’s data is collected from multiple sources including the NOAA National Hurricane Center and the U.S. Naval Research laboratory. Experts predict the storm will affect about 50 million people.

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Oct 29, 2012

Google Introduces Hurricane Sandy Interactive Map

(Image source: Google)

BY KERRY LEARY

ANCHOR MEGAN MURPHY

As the East Coast prepares for 900-mile wide Hurricane Sandy, the Google Crisis Response team has done something to help--- it assembled a Hurricane Sandy map to track its progress and provide emergency update information. Here’s HLN.

“Hurricane Sandy is getting stronger. We have a great tool to help you look out for your loved ones. Google has an interactive map where you can watch Sandy's path and see any emergency alerts and evacuation routes.”

The interactive map is complete with a forecast track, cloud imagery, evacuation zones, traffic conditions, flood zone estimates and red cross emergency shelters. Along with many other personalizations.

The map is the latest from Google’s response project. It previously offered maps for the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the 2012 wildfire season and the deepwater horizon spill in 2012. PC Mag has more on the Hurricane Sandy map.

“..It's important to note that this isn't simply a map with static graphics and an array of clickable location pins displayed … it contain[s] vital information for local residents and concerned observers.”

The map’s data is collected from multiple sources including the NOAA National Hurricane Center and the U.S. Naval Research laboratory. Experts predict the storm will affect about 50 million people.

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