In the past week, volunteers have been monitoring for urgent needs and those stranded in several recent Earthquakes, significant storm patterns in the USA as well as China and a shooting incident in Auroro Colorado.
Did you feel it links were released in social media and public monitored for impacts on several moderate to strong earthquakes. After a 6.5 struck the Solomon Islands, one resident reported from Honiara "@runmikerun1 Boats appear to be in the same spot and the water is not retreating so I guess no #tsunami? #Solomon Back to bed for now. "”
- Magnitude 6.7 MAURITIUS - REUNION REGION July 26, 2012
- Magnitude 6.5 SOLOMON ISLANDS July 25, 2012
- Magnitude 6.4 SIMEULUE, INDONESIA July 25, 2012
- Magnitude 5.2 OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA July 21, 2012
- Magnitude 5.1 OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA July 21, 2012
Manmade Events: Friday morning July 20th at 12:39am local time, a gunman entered a movie theater at 14300 E. Alameda Avenue in Aurora Colorado. As of 8:18am local time this morning the Denver Post reporst that about 50 were shot and 12 are killed. Victims have been transported to at least 6 hospitals - some in police cars. The suspects apartment in Northern Aurora is being searched and police have evacuated an area around the building for precaution. After his arrest, the suspect made a statement about possible explosives in his home. source: The Denver Post published a map of the location of the nearby hospitals #SMEM. Humanity Road volunteers shared information on how to communicate during disaster, information on emotional/disaster distress line.
Severe Weather China: Volunteer Yakubu from Ghana activated the volunteer disaster desk reporting about the Heaviest rains in 60 years kill 37 in Beijing [The Chinese capital's heaviest rainstorm in six decades killed at least 37 people, flooded streets and stranded 80,000 people at the main airport, state media and the government said on Sunday July 22 with Cyclone #Vicente. Gusts of 193 km were tracked on tweet reported “Last gust I saw recorded at Ngong Ping (elevated) before it was knocked out was 193km/h pic.twitter.com/VI4Av10X”
Severe Weather USA continued in the USA with storms moving across the USA SOUIX FALLS, SD
Reported (ArgusLeader911 @Argus911) A power outage at the city’s purification plant has reduced the amount of water production available And City calls for immediate water restrictions http://tinyurl.com/dyrzozs ComEd said as of 10 a.m., 165,000 customers were without power, down from 183,000 an hour and 15 minutes earlier. The outages included 45,000 in the city, 17,000 in the north suburbs, 62,000 in the western suburbs and 41,000 in the south suburbs." http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/07/24/severe-thunderstorms-blowing-into-chicago-area/#photo-1
Hashtags monitored: #Derecho #Tornado #MD #VA #WVA #RVA #DC #NC #PAwx #CTwx #MAwx
Volunteers reporting in included: Yakubu, Christoph, Cindy, Caz, Bettie, Paul, Chris, Cat