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Hurricane Irma

Ahead of Hurricane Irma, Google Maps will Show Closed Roads in Real-Time

The World Around You
September 7, 2017

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.

A current look at traffic in Florida using Google Maps.

A current look at traffic in Florida using Google Maps.

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.

If you’re in the path of Irma, definitely take a look at our App Collection of some great apps to track hurricanes.

Google Maps is designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and all iPad models. It can be downloaded now on the App Store for free.

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