Tech Key to Rebuilding After Disasters Like Sandy

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Two weeks after Sandy hit the New York region, is the recovery coming along as fast it could?

In the city's tech community, some are pondering this question, including Andrew Rasiej.  He's the chairman of the 28,000-member New York Tech MeetUp.

Soon after the storm, the group helped launch New York Tech Responds, a website to coordinate the tech community's response to help in the relief efforts.

Rasiej tells New Tech City that there is more that can be done to prepare in advance of natural disasters.  He argues that technology shouldn’t be seen as part of the solution, but as integral to the rebuilding in New York City.

“The city still thinks of technology for the most part as a slice of the pie and what we need the city to understand is that technology is actually the pan that actually supports everything else the city does.”