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Humanity Road Weekly Activity Update

Humanity Road monitors man-made and natural disaster around the globe. Here is what has been monitored and accomplished in the past 2 weeks:

In the past 2 weeks our volunteers were monitoring:

  • Apartment roof collapse – Portsmouth, NH
    • The roof of Patriots Park Apartment community partially collapsed.
    • Portsmouth officials opened a warming and reception shelter at Portsmouth High School for displaced residents.
    • HR volunteers posted and shared contact information for the shelter and property management.
  • Cyclone Lam & Marcia – Queensland, Australia
    • Northern Territory and Cyclone Marcia, Queensland, Australia, Feb 19, 2015
    • February 19th, two cyclones were headed for Australia.
    • At least 400 people have been evacuated from Northern Territory towns, including Maningrida, Goulburn Island and Elcho Island.
    • Whitsunday Islands were in lockdown, and regional airports were closed.
    • Volunteers posted preparedness information and situational awareness information from officials on Twitter and Facebook.
    • Cyclone Lam made landfall in Northern Territory and Cyclone Marcia made landfall in Queensland. A situation report covering the cyclones can be found here.
  • Winter Storm Remus – Southern U.S. States
    • Social media was monitored for impacts of Winter Storm Remus.
    • Information was amplified for state emergency management officials, state Red Cross, and governors’ offices.
  • 7.0 Seaquake – Flores Sea, Indonesia
    • A seaquake struck offshore the province of East Nusa Tenggara near Nebe, Indonesia. East Nusa Tenggara is a series of islands which include East Timor.
    • The “Did You Feel It?” link was shared in Twitter and volunteers monitored social media for official guidance and local impacts.
    • No tsunami was generated.

Other Humanity Road activities in the past 2 weeks:

  • Humanity Road created a Philippines Master list of organizations doing disaster relief in the country.
    • HR sent the list and information report to the Asean Coordinating Center for Humanitarian Assistance ( AHA)
    • AHA Centre is an inter-governmental organization established by 10 ASEAN Member States (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam). The goal is to facilitate cooperation and coordination among member states, the United Nations (UN) and international organizations for disaster management and emergency response in the Region.
    • The report, documenting the 150 organizations responding to the Philippines during disasters, was started by our team following Typhoon Hagupit. HR volunteers have continued to amend this report.
  • Operation Dragon Fire
    • HR leadership attended the Operation Dragon Fire design session being hosted by National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) at NY Department of Health Gotham Center Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Long Island City.
    • Among the design session were participants from NY Office of Emergency Management, NY Department of Health, the CDC, Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications, Team Rubicon, Target Crisis Response, Microsoft Disaster Response, National VOAD, and Humanity Road. Follow on: @OpDragonFire
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