Assessing Disaster Impacts on Highways Using Social Media: Case Study of Hurricane Harvey

  title={Assessing Disaster Impacts on Highways Using Social Media: Case Study of Hurricane Harvey},
  author={Yudi Chen and Qi Wang and Wenying Ji},
During and after disasters, highways provide vital routes for emergency services, relief efforts, and evacuation activities. Thus, a timely and reliable assessment of disaster impacts on highways is critical for decision-makers to quickly and effectively perform relief and recovery efforts. Recently, social media has increasingly been used in disaster management for obtaining a rapid, public-centric assessment of disaster impacts due to its near real-time, social and informational… 

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