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Follow Hurricane Irene on Google Crisis Relief Maps

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Google is mapping shelters, evacuation routes and the hurricane itself.

U.S. residents on the East Coast are currently preparing themselves for the arrival of Hurricane Irene. TV networks and radio stations are broadcasting regularly the areas in the most danger, but you can also track the hurricane online by yourself. Google Crisis Relief has thrown together a pretty simple tool using data procured from the National Hurricane Center.

The dashboard shows you the forecast track of Irene as well where the hurricane has already been, and options for viewing evacuation routes, storm surge possibilities, cloud imagery, Red Cross shelters, all of the current watch/warnings for Irene, active 2011 tropical storms and more.

Check it out for yourself at crisislanding.appspot.com. Alternatively, you can keep up with Hurricane Irene on the New York Times' tracker, which details wind speeds, the current location of the storm and its path, or, as always, the National Hurricane Center.

Let us know what you're using to track Irene and remember to stay safe!

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    zak_mckraken , August 26, 2011 6:18 PM
    It should have slowed down once it reaches my location, but we'll still have winds of 101kmph!
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    Camikazi , August 26, 2011 6:56 PM
    zak_mckrakenIt should have slowed down once it reaches my location, but we'll still have winds of 101kmph!

    what is a kmph?
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    AbdullahG , August 26, 2011 6:57 PM
    I live near the coastal area in NY, but not in the mandatory evac zone (zone A). I'm in the zone B, but I'm still going to to NJ (the safe zone).
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    pharge , August 26, 2011 7:18 PM
    Camikaziwhat is a kmph?


    K mile per hour?...;)

    lol Hope not...:p 
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    Anonymous , August 26, 2011 7:34 PM
    101kmph is 101 thousand mph. Now that's devastating!
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    zak_mckraken , August 26, 2011 7:45 PM
    Kilometers per hour... Us folks in Canada we use the metric system eh? ;) 

    1 mile = 1.609344km
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    rottingsheep , August 26, 2011 8:26 PM
    we also have a fairly strong typhoon (195-230kmeter/h) north of the philippines. happy weekend!
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    AbdullahG , August 26, 2011 8:38 PM
    AbdullahgI live near the coastal area in NY, but not in the mandatory evac zone (zone A). I'm in the zone B, but I'm still going to to NJ (the safe zone).


    Correction, I'm in zone A :( 
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    Camikazi , August 26, 2011 9:33 PM
    RIMike101kmph is 101 thousand mph. Now that's devastating!

    That is some serious wind there...
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    Grizely1 , August 26, 2011 9:39 PM
    Camikaziwhat is a kmph?


    ha..hahaha...hahahahahahahhahahah..........
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    Grizely1 , August 26, 2011 9:41 PM
    for those of you from Rio Linda,


    KM= Kilometer (one thousand "meters")
    PH= Per Hour (for every hour, or 60 mins, 3600 seconds, etc)
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    Anonymous , August 26, 2011 10:26 PM
    The proper unit is km/h, not kmph.
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    sgtopmobile , August 26, 2011 10:56 PM
    hmph is kilometer per hour
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    johnners2981 , August 27, 2011 1:06 AM
    Its written as kph not kmph, hmph!
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    Nakal , August 27, 2011 4:05 AM
    Hmm always thought Kilometers per hour was abbreviated KPH. Good to know heh.
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    Anonymous , August 27, 2011 10:00 AM
    Kilometers per hour is correctly abbreviated km/h. According to BIPM, kph and kmph are both incorrect.
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    Camikazi , August 27, 2011 11:28 PM
    Grizely1ha..hahaha...hahahahahahahhahahah..........

    You realize that I was pointing out that kmph is wrong yes, just like you are wrong :p  it's not kmph it's km/h you can just look in your car to see that :p 
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    CPU666d1 , August 28, 2011 8:44 AM
    It's km/h and that's all.
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    CPU666d1 , August 28, 2011 8:49 AM
    100 km/h is approximately 60 miles per hour and 160 km/h is approximately 100 miles per hour.
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    anony2004 , August 28, 2011 12:37 PM
    Quite useful talk in the comments :) 
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