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January 21, 2016

Mining Social Media Can Help Improve Disaster Response Efforts

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.—Leveraging publicly available social media posts could help disaster response agencies quickly identify impacted areas in need of assistance, according to a Penn State-led team of researchers. By analyzing the September 2013 Colorado floods, researchers showed that a combination of remote sensing, Twitter and Flickr data could be used to identify flooded areas.