1. From Katrina To Harvey: How Disaster Relief Is Evolving With Technology

    From Katrina To Harvey: How Disaster Relief Is Evolving With Technology

    As Hurricane Harvey pelted the southern coast of Texas, a local open-data resource helped provide accurate and up-to-date information to the state’s residents. Inside Harris County’s intricate bayou system–intended to both collect water and effectively drain it–gauges were installed to sense when water is overflowing. The sensors transmit the data to a website, which has become a vital go-to for Houston residents.

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    1. There's no question that technology has played a much more significant role, since even Hurricane Sandy.
    2. You're seeing the federal government adapt pretty quickly.
    3. Before, you would just have a deluge of things dropped on top of a disaster that weren't particularly helpful at times.
    4. Citizens and neighbors will always help each other out.
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