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Humanity Road’s Weekly Activity Update

Between the typhoons, cyclones, earthquakes and the Ebola epidemic, the Humanity Road team has been tirelessly monitoring and enhancing communication during the world’s disasters. Check out what they’ve been working on this week!


The past week our volunteers were monitoring:

Typhoon Vongfong
o   Winds peaked at 89 mph on the island of Okinawa, Japan, but downgraded to a tropical storm by the time it reached mainland Japan
Cyclone Hudhud
o   Disaster desk activated to assess early activity of the cyclone in the Bay of Bengal
o   About 400,000 people in 397 villages in 5 districts along the coast of Andhra Pradesh were ordered to evacuate.
o   Urgent needs for citizens trying to reach loved ones were continuously monitored.
Gonzalo Tropical Storm
o   Hurricane Warning issued for Bermuda with an ETA of October 17th
Magnitude 7.3 Seaquake – 67km WSW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua
o   Social media and mainstream media were monitored for reports of deaths, injuries, damage, and/or urgent needs.
o   Monitored tsunami warning


Other Humanity Road activities in the past week:

  • As Hurricane Sandy’s 2-year anniversary arrives, the Humanity Road Team is assisting in tagging all coastal images (about 9,000 pictures) in the iCoast database for the U.S. Geological Survey, by October 29th.
  • Great Shakeout – October 16th volunteers joined participants around the world to take 5 minutes out of their day, to practice the “Drop, Cover and Hold on.”


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