As calls to New York City's 911 center poured in at 10 times the normal volume during the height of Hurricane Sandy, citizens across the Northeast in the path of the storm turned to SeeClickFix to report non-emergency issues. In the wake of this week's record-breaking storm, BloombergBusinessweek recognized the important role SeeClickFix plays in reducing the number of 911 calls for non-emergency issues during crisis situations.
SeeClickFix CEO Ben Berkowitz told the outlet that citizens in Sandy's path logged over 800 reports from Monday afternoon through midday Tuesday. Residents in Boston, Philadelphia, New Haven and Washington, DC, as well as from other municipalities across the region, shared information about downed trees, flooded roads and other public space concerns caused by the storm.
BloombergBusinessweek also highlighted the important role our media partners played throughout the storm, highlighting Philly.com, NBC Washington and The Huffington Post as a few of the outlets outlets to embed SeeClickFix map widgets where readers could readily report storm damage in their area.