Every New Yorker has a Sandy story. When the power went down, it became abundantly clear how dependent we are on modern technology.
So how can NYCDataWell, yet another piece of modern technology dependent on electricity, help out in something like Sandy?
First of all, if you read "An NYCDataWell Story", you can see that the DataWell we envisioned will have backup power and can be hooked up to a power source in a number of ways (e.g. firetruck, police car, generator hooked up by the local Community Board, etc.)
With that addressed, let's imagine now an alternative version of the Sandy evacuation.
When Mayor Bloomberg called for the mandatory evacuation of Zone A, wouldn't it have helped if DWs connected to a display can show that information in a hyperlocal context?
That's exactly what Miguel prototyped here.