Here is the Open Gallery for all to Share Maps/Apps ,Web Services related to Hurricane Harvey, the purpose is to help relief workers find the information they need , save precious time during the hour of crisis! http://bit.ly/harvey360 [Read more…] about Gallery for Maps/Apps ,Web Services related to Hurricane Harvey
The Atlantic hurricane season starts today, and there is no better time to get ready than now. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) encourages residents and businesses across the nation to prepare by understanding their risk, planning together for the entire family, and downloading the FEMA App. [Read more…] about Prepare Now for the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season
With summer just around the corner (officially) also comes hurricane season and the need for emergency preparedness. This from AT&T… No one knows when the next tropical storm or hurricane will hit the coastline. But, AT&T is prepared with one of the nation’s largest and most advanced disaster programs. It invested more than $600 million in the Network Disaster Recovery (NDR) program, this includes planning for pre-storm network preparations and the preparation of Response equipment.
AT&T offers up a number mobile safety tips for customers this hurricane season [Read more…] about Stay Safe During Hurricane Season With these Mobile Usage Tips
Here we are again with hurricane season upon us and just in time to monitor the extreme weather, Esri has shared a story map to help monitor Tropical Storm Erika. This interactive map features live data from NOAA showing Erika’s projected path, as well as storm watches, warnings, and storm surge information. You can also explore geotagged social media from Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube related to the storm.
Stay safe this season to all of our friends who live and work in hurricane prone parts of the country!
Hurricane season is well under way as the traditional North Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1. As soon as the weather alerts start coming in about tropical storms its natural that interest in previous tropical storms will heighten and for good reason. Many of us flock to the site to check out historical paths of storms and hurricanes to see if they match up with current activity. This can be accomplished by using one of my favorite resources from NOAA, the Historical Hurricanes Tracks web.
Using the site you can easily search by geographic location to view all the past storms conveniently color coded by strength. Note, you can also easily save and share storm paths of interest, for example, this link which takes you to the path of Andrew in 1992 – handy!
Some of the first damage assessment maps from the Philippines have been released. According to e-GEOS, The Emergency Crisis Room was activated at 6:00 UTC on November 8, since when some 30 maps have been produced by the combined efforts of the e-GEOS Emergency Management Team, with others from GAF in Germany and ITHACA in Turin, with 25 people working day and night – e-GEOS is the Service Provider of the Emergency Management Service funded by DG Enterprise within the Copernicus Programme.
All map and vector products produced are accessible through the Copernicus Emergency Management Portal
It’s been one year since Sandy struck the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast coasts with powerful winds, rain, and storm surges that caused unprecedented damages in some of the nation’s most populous areas.
The Google Hurricane Sandy Crisis Map http://google.org/crisismap/2012-sandy has evolved nicely over the week with a number of additional data layers being included in the map. Some of the data layers available for users include:
- Shelter locations
- power outage regions/status
- pharmacies, hotels, restaurants and gas stations that are running
- road work / traffic advisories
- FEMA disaster declared areas
- flood waters
- public alerts
- evacuation routes
- and more!
The latest Esri story map is a handy resource that reveals the latest pre and post Sandy imagery from NOAA. Using a slider action the user simply drags the red line to delineate where the pre and post imagery will be determined… amazing to see the destruction from this terrible tragedy.
The map shows NOAA imagery before and after Hurricane Sandy and lets you swipe over the map to view storm damage. You can also use the included bookmarks to explore some of the most damaged areas in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.
See the resource at http://tmappsevents.esri.com/website/swipe_sandy/
CrisisCommons has shared details of a number of CrisisCamp events that have spawned in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
Do you want to help with Sandy response? Come design, code, and learn with other people this weekend at a CrisisCamp!
Here’s how you can get involved if you are a:
Volunteer that can attend in person: If you would like to attend a CrisisCamp in person, please sign up on one of the EventBrite pages below.
Volunteer that can’t attend in person: There will most likely be many projects that you will be able to coordinate on with volunteers at the event, so if would like to participate, please sign up on Eventbrite as well so you’re in the email loop.
Project or Organization that could use some help: If you are currently involved in a the recovery process for Sandy – preferably in an official capacity, but non-official projects that are providing a needed service are great too