Volunteers have been busy monitoring and responding to events for the first two weeks of October. Thank you team for your spontaneous and organized approach to monitoring and responding to disaster this month!
October 1 EQ Japan Volunteers : @cinbee, @samoaalerts @peaceful_intent
6.2 Earthquake On 10/1/2012 10:21:45 PM UTC depth 9.7km has struck an unpopulated area in the Tohoku Province (population: 9.9 million) in Japan. Dart Buoys were monitored and did you feel it was released and tweeted, volunteers monitored for urgent needs.
October 1 Nigeria Flooding Volunteers: @sahnetaeter, @CERTghana, @sylviasdaisies,
@nemanigeria is the official EMA for the region and they also have a facebook
Christoph Dennenmoser reported severe flooding in Nigeria. “Since early July, heavy rains in Nigeria caused severe flooding that displaced thousands of families, destroyed crops and made transporting goods to communities extremely difficult. Most of Nigeria’s 37 states were affected and more than 30 communities completely submerged. The hardest hit communities were in the area around the Niger and Benue Rivers. According to Nigerian Red Cross, 148 people were killed, 64,000 displaced, and over 130,000 affected” Via Redcross Newsroom. Awareness tweeting as NEMA warns flood victims as crocodiles and hippos invade homes. No specific active hashtags for this event. "There is now a hippopotamus in [my] house," Benue state resident Wuese Jirake told the BBC. "I hope that when it is tired, it may leave my home
October 7 - Cholera Outbreaks in India, Ghana, Kenya. Volunteers: @CERTghana, @peaceful_intent,@cinbee, @mm4marketing. The World Health Organisation (WHO) says providing safe drinking water is mandatory for containing a cholera outbreak , Yakubu has been monitoring outbreaks and Volunteers are working with him and the CERT Ghana to help them access critical Cholera educational programs for their region. Outbreaks were recorded and awareness messages shared. No relevant active hashtags for this event
October 8 – 6.0 Gulf of California - @rskye and @PRseprepara @redcrossmom @rvaregal @sahnetaeter @mm4marketing Dart Buoys were monitored and did you feel it was released and tweeted, volunteers monitored for urgent needs. three felt it responses at USGS site originating from Baja and Sinaloa http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/dyfi/events/us/c000d3ne/us/index.html.
October 8 Shots fired at Mall Henrico, NJ – Volunteers @redcrossmom @rvaregal @cinbee An incident involving shots fired was reported at a mall in Henrico's west end shortly before 2 p.m. Monday, according to Henrico Police. @Redcrossmom confirmed locals and news agencies tweeting emerging information regarding the incident and related evacuations and lockdowns. @humanityroad released safety and communications tweets “In a disaster - remember to let your loved ones know you are ok. And – “Cant get through on voice? Try text messaging #hmrd” as well as “Verify twice tweet once - rumors and misinformation put lives at risk”. Volunteers monitored for urgent needs. hashtags active #hmrd #rva #va
October 11 was a busy night with significant weather #wx – Volunteers @sct_r , SaigonTodd, @sahnetaeter, @CERTghana, @Aline_Carr, Magi Shepley. @sct_r , SaigonTodd reported significant waves and weather in Oregon and Hawaii, Christoph reported a 6.7 Earthquake M 6.7, D 24,7 km near Papua, Indonesia. Aline Carr and Magi Shepley worked tornado risks in Texas.
October 13 Tropical Storm Rafael, Hurricane Paulo – Volunteers: Toni McNulty, SaigonTodd, @peacefulintent @StephenLongmire, @Aline_Carr.