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Crowdsourced reports assist emergency services overwhelmed by Hurricane Sandy

Jen Wike

The 9-1-1 system has is overwhelmed with real emergencies during weather events like Hurricane Sandy, so if you want to report a downed tree, power outage, or clogged storm drain, you need another way to do so: SeeClickFix provides that forum. In communities affected by Hurricane Sandy, having access to crowd-sourced, realtime information has been critical for their safety-more than 800 issues were reported on the East Coast within the last 24 hours.

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