Archive for hurricanesandy SmartBlogs

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg blames the intensity of superstorm Sandy, which struck Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states in October, on pollution caused by coal energy. He spoke at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit in Maryland.

“Sandy was developed by warmer-than-normal ocean waters, and it was amped by rising sea levels, and because a warmer atmosphere holds more moisture, when the storm came, it packed a greater wallop.[…] Continue Reading »

Thanksgiving is the holiday we associate most with sharing a meal with loved ones, and if some years the table is less crowded with either food or good company, we feel the loss even as we give thanks for the gifts we have.

This week, I wrote about how the commercial supply chain has gotten much better at supplying stores and foodservice businesses before and after a storm such as Sandy, which killed 121 people and destroyed the homes of countless others in and around my home state of New Jersey.[…] Continue Reading »

In the days and hours leading up to superstorm Sandy, residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut found most of the bottled water and nonperishables they were seeking on supermarket shelves, the result of a supply chain that becomes better at gauging demand as each natural disaster provides additional data.

In the immediate aftermath, restaurants and supermarkets faced shortages as closed roads, bridges and tunnels disrupted the supply chain.[…] Continue Reading »

SmartPulse — our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Social Media — tracks feedback from leading marketers about social media practices and issues.

This week, we asked: Did you use social media to follow or post content about Hurricane Sandy?

  • I followed news about the storm via social networks but didn’t post: 46.26%
  • I neither followed news about the storm nor posted to social networks about it: 25.85%
  • I followed news about the storm on social networks and posted content: 23.13%
  • I posted content about the storm to social networks but didn’t use them to follow news about the storm: 4.76%

Our readers’ responses about their social media habits during last week’s massive storm along the East Coast of the U.S.[…] Continue Reading »

The City of New York utilized its Open Data platform to help residents deal with the effects of Hurricane Sandy. The effort, which is part of the Digital Road Map the City launched last year, integrates geographic information systems (GIS), social media and other private and public assets to inform New Yorkers about the dangers posed by the storm.[…] Continue Reading »