How Social Networks Can Save Lives When Disasters Strike

World Wide (Conversation) – Soon after my family moved to New Orleans in the summer of 2005, we heard Mayor Ray Nagin’s first warnings about Hurricane Katrina. With two young children, a job I hadn’t started yet, and little in the way of savings, my wife and I couldn’t wrap our heads around leaving our freshly furnished home to spend money on a hotel in some distant city. So we ignored the call for evacuation. As our neighbors began to pack up and head out, we figured they were overreacting….

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