August 28, 2012; Source: CNET

Google Crisis Response, a project of, the search engine giant’s charitable arm, has launched a Hurricane Isaac response map to provide information to those in the path of the storm. In addition to tracking the storm’s path, the map offers information on evacuation notices and routes, shelter centers and geo-tagged user-generated storm content such as YouTube videos.

This seems like a very useful resource, but given the need for information in conditions where one may be likely to lose power and an Internet connection, we imagine that a battery-powered radio would still be a better technology to rely on. –Mike Keefe-Feldman