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The authors used “advanced sentiment analysis” to examine tweets posted over an 11 day period before, during, and after Hurricane Sandy to highlight basic emotions and determine if they could map excess risk of these emotions. Their analysis revealed spatial clusters and they encourage further study that could help quickly identify community areas where behavioral health assistance is most needed.