Humanity Road monitors man-made and natural disasters around the globe. Here is what has been monitored and accomplished the week of September 28-October 2:
In the past week our volunteers were monitoring:
Hurricane Joaquin, The Bahamas
- Hurricane Joaquin began crossing the Bahamas on September 30, 2015 as a Category 3 hurricane. On October 1, it was upgraded to a Category 4.
- Major flooding has been reported in Exuma, Long Island, Cat Island, Eleuthera, and Acklins Island. The most severe flooding reported has been on Acklins, where power went off overnight limiting phone and Internet access. As many as 10 persons were trapped on Samana Cay on Thursday without proper shelter or communication.
- All schools are closed and some flights are cancelled in the southern and central Bahamas until further notice.
- HR has published a Situation Report and information is being forwarded and amplified by HR on all social media feeds. *The situation report includes contact numbers for embassies, damage reports, and links to relevant aid agencies.
Other Humanity Road activities in the past week:
- HR is participating in National Preparedness Month (NPM). This is the first time HR has ever attempted to utilize all of our social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Google+) to promote a common theme. NPM’s focus this week for FEMA was on “National PrepareAthon!” and the CDC’s was on “Global Preparedness”.
- Several general preparedness messages and promotional posts were also used. Outreach via social media began on August 31 and continued through September 30.
- Our HR Volunteer Spotlight shone on Alice McGowan this month. Read her interview here: http://humanityroad.org/volunteer-spotlight-alice-mcgowen/
- Now through October 31 is the rating period with Great Nonprofits. We invited some of our recent clients to write reviews based on the work our volunteers do with them in different projects and got some 5-Star testimonials!
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