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by Staff | Oct 29, 2012 7:56 am
If you’re stuck inside and can get on a computer or a smartphone, here’s a fun way to get connected: add your location and storm condition—outages, downed trees, flooding—to a citywide and a statewide map.
SeeClickFix is putting together both maps on an ongoing basis during the storm when people report in storm conditions. Our pals at CTNewsJunkie and CTWatchdog, among other sites, are asking their readers to contribute, too.
If you are armed with a smartphone — specifically, an iPhone, Android, or Blackberry — you can help crowdsource damage from Sandy by downloading the free SeeClickFix app for your phone here. Using the GPS in your smartphone, the app will allow you to upload a location-specific report of a problem including photos and/or video. We’re looking for things like a power outages, downed wires, trees on limbs, flooding, clogged drains, etc. This tool is for non-emergency problems, so if you need to call the police or fire department or an ambulance, call 911.
By reporting outages and other problems through your phone app or even here, through your laptop or desktop computer (if you have power), we can track how long it takes for damage to be repaired.
Here’s the SeeClickFix city map for New Haven, which during the day should become more and more filled with storm-related posts:
Here’s the statewide map:
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