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As a native Florida resident, I’m no stranger to the dangers of hurricanes. I see Ushahidi as an integral tool we could use during a hurricane even when the power in our homes and schools may be down. Since any device with a digital data connection can send messages to Ushahidi, In a hurricane crisis, texts pointing to fallen power lines would be extremely helpful so that the proper fire stations would be able to find them and remove them before someone is electrocuted. Similarly, urgent information regarding people trapped in their homes or dealing with broken windows would allow police and other crisis responders to find those who are most in need.