Google searches show Floridian’s want to know all about Irma


As Hurricane Irma makes land fall in Florida there are plenty of people on their computers looking up all kinds of data. According to a report shared by the National Association of Broadcasters that was compiled by the Google News Lab.

News Lab team have deployed a task force to collect and analyze real-time Google Trends data before, during and after the storm.

Tampa:

Top trending questions on Hurricane Irma in Tampa in the last day:

  1. Where is Hurricane Irma now?
  2. What time does Hurricane Irma hit Florida?
  3. Where is Hurricane Irma going to hit Tampa?
  4. Where should I park my car during a hurricane?
  5. What stores are open near me?

Top trending “how to” searches on Hurricane Irma in Tampa in the last day:

  1. How to protect your windows without plywood
  2. How to watch football during Hurricane Irma
  3. How to make a small generator
  4. How to decide to move to shelter or stay home during Hurricane Irma
  5. How to tell if water is electrified

Top trending “where to” searches on Hurricane Irma in Tampa in the last day:

  1. Where to find plywood in Tampa
  2. Where to get sandbags for Hurricane Irma in Tampa
  3. Where to put sandbags for flooding
  4. Where to take shelter during a tornado
  5. Where to park car in hurricane

Orlando, FL:

Top trending questions on Hurricane Irma in Orlando in the last day:

  1. What time does Hurricane Irma hit Florida?
  2. What time will Irma hit Tampa?
  3. What stores are open near me?
  4. When will Hurricane Irma hit Tallahassee?
  5. Where is Hurricane Irma right now?

Top trending “how to” searches on Hurricane Irma in Orlando in the last day:

  1. How to tape windows for a hurricane
  2. How to access free hotspot for Hurricane Irma
  3. How to prepare your car for evacuation for Hurricane Irma
  4. How to determine if I live in a low-lying area
  5. How to prepare for a hurricane if you live in an apartment

Top trending “where to” searches on Hurricane Irma in Orlando in the last day:

  1. Where to buy hurricane tape
  2. Where to get wood
  3. Where to go to escape Hurricane Irma
  4. Where to put generator during hurricane
  5. Where to park during Hurricane Irma

Miami, FL:

Top trending questions on Hurricane Irma in Miami in the last day:

  1. Is Hurricane Irma hitting Miami?
  2. Is Hurricane Irma coming?
  3. What is open near me?
  4. What time does Hurricane Irma hit Florida?
  5. When will Hurricane Irma leave Miami?

Top trending “how to” searches on Hurricane Irma in Miami in the last day

  1. How to check if I need to evacuate for Hurricane Irma
  2. How to calm a dog during a storm
  3. How to text family in a power outage
  4. How to stay cool during a hurricane
  5. How to sleep with hurricane and power outage

Top trending “where to” searches on Hurricane Irma in Miami in the last day

  1. Where to put trash can during a storm
  2. Where to park your car in Miami for Hurricane Irma
  3. Where to hide during a hurricane
  4. Where to go for Irma
  5. Where to go in house during major hurricane

South Miami, FL:

Top trending questions on Hurricane Irma in South Miami in the last day:

  1. Where exactly is Hurricane Irma?
  2. How far was Irma from Puerto Rico?
  3. Where is Hurricane Irma headed?
  4. What radio station to listen to about Hurricane Irma?
  5. Which shelters are vacant for Hurricane Irma?

Melbourne, FL:

Top trending questions on Hurricane Irma in Melbourne in the last day:

  1. Where is Hurricane Irma now?
  2. Will Sanibel Island get directly hit by Hurricane Irma?
  3. When does Hurricane Irma hit Melbourne?
  4. What time does Hurricane Irma hit Florida?
  5. How will Hurricane Irma affect Brevard county?

Top trending “how to” searches on Hurricane Irma in Melbourne in the last day:

  1. How to keep your inground pool from overflowing
  2. How to park your car during a hurricane
  3. How to create a makeshift gutter
  4. How to divert water from house
  5. How to watch the weather channel live

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Jim Williams is the Washington Bureau Chief, Digital Director as well as the Director of Special Projects for Genesis Communications. He is starting his third year as part of the team. This is Williams 40th year in the media business, and in that time he has served in a number of capacities. He is a seven time Emmy Award winning television producer, director, writer and executive. He has developed four regional sports networks, directed over 2,000 live sporting events including basketball, football, baseball hockey, soccer and even polo to name a few sports. Major events include three Olympic Games, two World Cups, two World Series, six NBA Playoffs, four Stanley Cup Playoffs, four NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship Tournaments (March Madness), two Super Bowl and over a dozen college bowl games. On the entertainment side Williams was involved with Berman Concerts and directed over 500 concerts for Showtime, Pay Per View and MTV Networks.