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Humanity Road Activity Report: July 16-31, 2015

Humanity Road (HR) monitors man-made and natural disaster around the globe. Here is what has been monitored and accomplished within the last 2 weeks of July:

From July 16th – July 31st, Humanity Road volunteers were monitoring:

  • 4 Earthquake – NE of Barbados – July 16
    • The quake was shallow at approximately 5.6 km deep, following a M5.3 earthquake earlier in the morning.
    • Shaking was felt in Barbados and around the Caribbean, but there were no reports of damage or injuries and there was no tsunami threat.
  • Wildfire – San Bernardino County, CA – July 17-18
    • Wildfire grew very quickly to 3500 acres, affecting the Baldy Mesa area and a section of I-15 where it jumped the freeway.
    • Hundreds of people were forced to abandon their cars, and over 20 vehicles were destroyed.
    • Red Cross shelter was set up at Serrano High School for victims of #Northfire and #PineFire, a new fire that started overnight.
    • Community volunteers mobilized to help evacuate ranches and a petting zoo.
    • HR volunteers amplified situational awareness from official accounts, including shelter information, the public hotline, and animal resources.
  • Flooding – Madhya Pradesh, India
    • 10 dead, over 6000 evacuated as heavy rains continue in Madhya Pradesh
    • Read about the link between global warning and India’s worst flooding
  • Wildfire – Stouts Creek, Oregon, US – July 31, 2015
    • Stouts Creek Fire (#StoutsFire) near Canyonville, OR.
    • Burned over 6,000 acres burned so far.
    • HR volunteers tweeted accounts to follow, the location of the Red Cross shelter, and posted general information on twitter and Facebook.

Other Humanity Road activities from July 16th to July 31st:

  • 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – July 26, 2015
    • ADA Anniversary Tool Kit – Connect, Share & PLEDGE!
    • DAFN Team asks again to please re-tweet #ADA25
    • 25 years ago that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990.
  • Humanity Road in the News
    • Humanity Road takes lessons learned from live emergency monitoring of disasters and feeds them back into future exercises.HR.VOAD20150810

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