Tech to the Rescue: How Google's Data Science Aids Crisis Response

In late October 2012, I was living in downtown Manhattan when Superstorm Sandy hit, plunging the lower part of the island into darkness. My neighborhood became strangely quiet. No subway trains rumbled underneath, no electricity hum overhead. Weirdest of all, no internet.

But it was temporary. The storm passed. Power was restored. Hot water flowed again. Subway stations opened. Emails downloaded from cloud backups.

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Source: Originally posted on PC Mag