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Can non-traditional data (e.g., tweets) supplement traditional data reporting during hurricane response? The authors examined tweets, news reports, press releases, and federal situation reports during the Hurricane Isaac response in 2012 to measure “Essential Elements of Information.” Their findings highlighted the utility of non-traditional data sources in disaster response.