Google maps Sandy flooding, power outages
The Superstorm Sandy 2012 map from Google shows precipitation, evacuation routes, shelters and other helpful information.
- Google assembles Sandy crisis map
- Interactive map shares weather, storm surge, evacuation and other information
- Users can toggle for as much or little data as they want
(CNN) -- Google has used its wealth of data to compile an interactive crisis map for massive storm Sandy, giving users up-to-date information about storm surges, power outages, shelters and evacuation routes.
The Superstorm Sandy 2012 map was assembled by Google's Crisis Response Team to help residents of the battered East Coast, as well as their families and friends elsewhere, track the storm's progress.
By toggling through various options, users can get information including:
-- Tracking data from the National Hurricane Center
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-- Alerts, evacuation notices and other announcements from Weather.com and the U.S. Geological Survey
-- Current radar and cloud images from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
-- Live cameras and YouTube videos of the storm being posted in specific areas
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By toggling through the options, users can display as many or as few of the pieces of data as they like at one time.
Google also has created a New York City-specific map, powered by NYC Open Data, which compiles information from city agencies and other organizations.
The map includes widgets that make it easy for users to share it via social media or embed it into their own websites or blogs.
Sandy, which was then a hurricane, crashed ashore Monday night, leaving 16 people dead and millions without power in 10 states and the District of Columbia.
The storm continued to churn through the northeastern U.S. Tuesday morning, bringing extreme weather conditions in a broad path that stretched from north Georgia all the way to Canada.
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November 5, 2012 -- Updated 1317 GMT (2117 HKT)
A mother learns that her newborn is part of a hospital evacuation. Facebook posts from a member of the HMS Bounty turn ominous. A man worries about the wind and rain, but another force of nature hits home.
November 29, 2012 -- Updated 1953 GMT (0353 HKT)
Tourists become volunteer rescue workers. The connected provide power outlets and Wi-Fi. Performers lift spirits. Photographers preserve images. Doctors work overtime to keep hospitals running and patients alive.
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November 30, 2012 -- Updated 1542 GMT (2342 HKT)
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November 25, 2012 -- Updated 2007 GMT (0407 HKT)
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November 24, 2012 -- Updated 1646 GMT (0046 HKT)
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November 21, 2012 -- Updated 1710 GMT (0110 HKT)
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November 20, 2012 -- Updated 1719 GMT (0119 HKT)
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November 20, 2012 -- Updated 1716 GMT (0116 HKT)
The adage says "a picture is worth a thousand words," but when Leeann Lewandowski happened upon a photograph of her late mother on Facebook after her home was destroyed in Superstorm Sandy, she was speechless.
November 2, 2012 -- Updated 1652 GMT (0052 HKT)
Roots ripped out of the ground as a large oak tree fell toward Olga Raymond's front door. With it came a power line.
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