America’s PrepareAthon! is a campaign encouraging people across the nation to practice preparedness actions before a disaster or emergency strikes.
The National Preparedness Goal identified 31 core capabilities—these are the distinct critical elements needed to achieve the goal. These capabilities are referenced in many national preparedness efforts, including the National Planning Frameworks. The Goal grouped the capabilities into five mission areas, based on where they most logically fit. Some fall into only one mission area, while some […]
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. Sandy was unique in many ways. It merged with a weather system arriving from the west and transitioned into an extra-tropical cyclone creating a […]
Esri’s interactive Moore, Oklahoma Tornado Public Information Map is available for the media to embed or share as part of ongoing tornado and severe weather coverage. View the tornado’s path and damage radius, schools in the area, and where the general public can dropoff relief supplies. You can also explore geotagged social media from Twitter, […]
In the City of Fort Collins, Colorado, field crews are getting work done efficiently and effectively using Cityworks and CompassCom AVL. City officials are able to track and manage assigned work along with an array of equipment parameters such as fuel consumption, de-icer product spreader controls, snowplow activity, and driving behavior. Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) […]
Scenario To improve disaster rescue efficiency of fire brigade and enhance integration of disaster rescue information of districts, Taipei City Fire Department needs a system which can provide commanders and Emergency Dispatch Center with required information and conduct rescue command tasks such as preparation of disaster rescue information, tactics deployment, safety management, etc. For […]
Earthquakes and natural disasters have frequently occurred in recent years. To minimize disastrous damage resulted from sudden disasters, schools at all levels in Taiwan are supposed to improve the efficiency of campus hazard prevention and emergency response and enhance simulation drills of earthquakes, tsunami and fire. To leverage the efficiency of disaster prevention and evacuation […]
The following came out of the HOTOSM group today in an effort to recruit volunteers to help crowdsource damage reports in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. From the iRevolution blog… Schuyler and team just got their hands on the Civil Air Patrol’s (CAP) super high resolution aerial imagery of the disaster affected areas. They’ve imported this imagery […]
When there’s massive weather events like Hurricane Sandy there’s always a rush to access online maps and web mapping services.