An interesting crowd-sourced hurricane response initiative in New York – The New York City severe weather crowd map. Built on Google Maps, the service enables the community to report issues related to storm damage and the like. Using the service, the community can report issues like downed trees and power lines, no water, property damage and garbage pile-ups. Users also have access to the latest official news reports and can view specific individual incidents on a map.
From the site… “The purpose of the NYC Site is for you to let the City and fellow New Yorkers know about weather conditions and weather-related service disruptions in your neighborhood. This is an information sharing site ” See http://nycsevereweather.crowdmap.com