Nick Barr
Nick Barr
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One of Hurricane Katrina’s most important lessons was the need for preparedness. Andy Carvin, Network Creator of the Gustav Information Center, has taken that lesson to heart.

Hurricane Gustav is the second major tropical storm of the 2008 season. Having already killed at least 85 in Dominican Republic, Haiti and Jamaica, it’s now poised to hit many of the same places most gravely impacted by Katrina.

That’s where the Gustav Information Center comes in. The network uses aggregators to feed in content from Twitter to provide the latest reports. Likewise, a Flickr feed on the left-hand side of the main page shows photos of people preparing for impact. If you never thought that responsible tagging could save lives, this network will prove you wrong.

You can find out how to volunteer online at the network’s forum here. Be a part of the solution! Demonstrate that we’ve learned from Katrina at the Gustav Information Center.