Google Crisis Map Focuses on Hurricane Sandy

By: Kitty Capelle
By: Kitty Capelle

This is a great resource to look at the big storms hitting the US coast. Right now, all focus is on the Northeast as Superstorm Sandy makes its way through the area.

Google Crisis Map 

This is the main view of the map. As you can see, it's mostly just weather radar of the impacts from Superstorm Sandy. There is a list of different views you can select to understand the situation in the Northeast.

Weather and Observations: High Wind Probability

If you select this tool, the map will show you where the high winds are most likely to exceed 39-miles-per-hour. As of 3 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, Harrisonburg was somewhere in the 20 to 30 percent likelihood range, while cities that lay more north on the map, such as Luray, were in the 90 to 100 percent likelihood range.

 

Webcams and YouTube videos

If you click on the webcam and  YouTube tool, you can see videos and live webcams that are organized by location.

 

NYC Map 

This is a map of the impacts of Superstorm Sandy on New York City. You can take a look at evacuation zones, emergency shelters and links to power outage maps of the area.

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