With Florida bracing for the massive category 5 Hurricane Irma, Gov. Rick Scott (via The Verge) announced that the state is working with Google Maps to show real-time road closures.
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Here’s what Scott said in the press conference (via The Verge):
We are coordinating with Google’s emergency response team to prepare to close roads in Google Maps in real-time in the event that Hurricane Irma forces a closure of any roads in the aftermath of the storm. You will know if a road is closed.
The information should also help residents who are evacuating areas expected to be hit by the hurricane.
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