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Wendy Boswell

Hurricane Irene on the Web, and how you can prepare

By August 26, 2011

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hurricane irene Hurricane Irene, predicted to be a Category 2 storm that potentially threatens over 60 million people , is making its way slowly but surely towards the East coast of the United States. There are a wide variety of Web resources available for information, including: Most governmental agencies, including FEMA, are encouraging citizens to use social media sites (such as Twitter and Facebook) and cell phone texting as a reliable source of information during Hurricane Irene. This is because mobile networks can get absolutely overwhelmed (as they were in the wake of this week's earthquake on the East coast) and leave people somewhat stranded. Getty Images/Planet Observer
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