Here come the #HurricaneHackers.
Take a peek at this online Google document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SGcfQz13ce4FfB-QHKF3WLwxHoCRGBouuvZn-3aoX0k/preview?sle=true
Here you'll find the collaborative brainstorming of people -- hundreds? thousands? -- working to come up with ways to use the Internet to track, analyze, inform, as Hurricane Sandy bears down on the East Coast.
For as long as we all have power.
Already, you see the work of the crowd bearing fruit: Check out the Sandy Timeline (which is still in test mode.)