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Disaster recovery without delay

When a hurricane hits, lives and property are in danger.  Even with the advance warning and storm tracking systems available now, you never quite know what will happen or what you will come back to.     In the aftermath of a natural disaster it’s important to take stock of damage and quickly get supplies to the right people and places.

/relief is an example of a localweb.is URL that can help with this monumental task.  Using the way information spreads naturally, local officials can coordinate the delivery of food / water / medicine, neighbors can band together to throw away dangerous debris, and relief can arrive when and where it is most needed.

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