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This situation report No. 3 was published on Oct 17 at 10am Eastern. The focus area is for Bay County, Florida for resources being offered and urgent needs based on early indications in social media.

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This is Situation Report No. 1 was published on October 14, 2018 and contains county and community level updates on the most significantly impacted counties in Georgia. It does not represent all counties. It also includes the communications outage report by the FCC....

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Situation Report 2 was published on October 12, 2018 and is a regional report on 14 counties impacted in Florida. This report provides county and community level updates and includes the first communications outage report by the FCC issued October 11 as well as a link to our Humanity Road...

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The following situation report was compiled based on social media monitoring from the public impacted and through data mining for information from official sources. It does not represent all locations impacted but does cover the heaviest hit areas. Humanity Road provides this information as a...

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Humanity Road has been providing assistance with volunteer staffing, badging, scheduling and training for the local volunteers helping a local community resource and relief center at the Allenton Rural Fire Department in Lumberton NC. Also, we have been producing local status reports for...

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In response to Hurricane Florence in North Carolina, Humanity Road published two situation reports and deployed physically to Lumberton, NC>

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Indonesia was struck by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 7:46 pm local time on 5 August 2018, 3 km SSE of Loloan on Lombok Island. source A tsunami warning was issued but later cancelled. This follows a shallow...

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Updated as of August 24, 2018 8:00 am local time

On August 22, 2018 Humanity Road activated its disaster desk to assist officials by amplifying official guidance in social media. On August 23, Humanity Road produced Situation Report No. 1 containing useful links to...

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Updated as of August 19, 2018 at 2:00am local time in Kerala.

Humanity Road activated its disaster desk on August 16 after severe flash flooding and landslides impacted the state of Kerala in India. This report number 2 provides early indications based on social media for August 17-18,...

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Several tornadoes tore through Iowa late Thursday, flattening homes and businesses, overturning cars and causing several injuries. According to the National Weather Service, there were 28 reports of tornadoes, mostly in Iowa. The hardest hit areas were the central Iowa cities of Pella,...

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Image of map of Kilauea Volcano Lava flow

In early May, Kilauea Volcano on the Island of Hawai'i began erupting in the Leilani Estates subdivision causing about 1,700 people to evacuate. Fissures have opened along a 2.5 mile stretch of land, and lava has covered 116 acres and destroyed 36 structures. President Donald Trump has...

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Humanity Road activated its disaster desk to assist officials by amplifying official guidance in social

media. Wildfires move very fast, changing the situation on the ground rapidly. These situation reports provide links to official websites, phone numbers and social media accounts to...

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The following is Situation Report #1 and #2 for Tonga based on early indications in social media. Humanity Road activated its disaster desk in response to Cyclone Gita which heavily impacted Tongatapu in Tonga. Gita made landfall as the equivalent of a category 4 storm. Fiji's MetService said...

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PNG Volcano Eruptions

Jan 14, 2018 Situation Report download PDF

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Humanity Road activated the disaster desk in response to a large scale eruption of Fuego Volcano. This Situation Report provides useful information links, important phone numbers, and situation updates gathered from social media and internet sources.

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About 65 homes are destroyed and 17 people reported dead in mudslides across Montecito, California. Mandatory evacuation orders were expanded Thursday evening, Jan 11, to Montecito areas below Highway 192/Foothill road, a move Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said is meant to...

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Communications Report No. 2 provides updates from Puerto Rico as of October 6, 2017 for status of communications in 34 specific municipalities in Puerto Rico. The report includes municipalities most impacted by cell towers down. It is not an all inclusive list for impacted...

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On September 19, 2017 at 2:14 ET, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake occurred approximately 5 km ENE of Raboso, Mexico. The earthquake occurred 51 km deep. Communities most impacted by the event (estimated population of the Puebla Region is 1,590,256) include Raboso, Izúcar de...

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Humanity Road is activated for Florida for Hurricane Irma. This is a report of impacts from Hurricane Irma on some of the counties of Florida in the United States. It also includes useful information links. It is based on initial reports from social...

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Citizens in India stand outside a bus on a bridge that crosses a body of water, the bridge has washed out stranding them.

Humanity Road activated its disaster desk on August 2, 2017 as a result of significant flooding in India. During the 2017 monsoon season in India, parts of the States of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Manipur, Mizoram,...

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Two maps of British Columbia one showing location of offers of assistance and urgent needs the other showing the location of wildfires across the province.

Over 10,000 people have been forced from their homes as of Monday morning, with firefighters using all resources to contain the 220 active wildfires burning across the province Weeks of hot weather, followed by strong wind and lightning ignited the bone-dry forest of British Columbia.’s Interior...

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Update April 20, 2017

Today we lay our pitchfork down and close out this activation. It’s been an honor helping to support the disaster response with fuel credits. Helping defray the cost of delivering food and supplies to farmers and animals impacted by wildfires was one...

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In advance of landfall of Tropical Cyclone Debbie, Humanity Road activated its disaster desk on March 28 at 7:20 am local time in Queensland Australia. Volunteers using social media guided the public on official agencies to follow to gain updated information about the situation. On Thursday,...

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An aerial image of the spillway with heavy overspill from the dam.  Embedded is an artists rendering of the Oroville dam structure indicating damage to the concrete spillway.

More than 180,000 people are under evacuation orders which also includes “all Yuba County on the valley floor” and the city of Marysville. Evacuations have been ordered for low levels of Oroville, California, and several areas downstream from Lake Oroville because of erosion on the Oroville...

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USGS Map of location of  the Italy earthquake that struck Nov 7 2016.  Embedded is a before and after picture of a city street.

October 2016 Italy Earthquakes

On October 26, 2016, the Humanity Road Disaster Response Team activated its digital disaster desk to monitor social media following impacts to Central Italy caused by magnitude 5.5 and 6.1 earthquakes. Several days later, on October 30, 2016,...

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The image is after a New Zealand Earthquake in 2016.  Local emergency management inspecting a road criss-crossed with deep cracks and liquifaction.

A magnitude 7.5 severe earthquake has struck 15 km north-east of Culverden at 12:02am, Monday 14th November.

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Hurricane Matthew Satelite image color coded to indicate wind speeds as it strikes Haiti in 2016

Hurricane Matthew attained hurricane status on September 29, 2016 and became a Category 5 hurricane on September 30 in the Caribbean Sea. On October 1, it weakened to a Category 4....

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CSEM Map of Earthquake in Italy Aug-2016

On August 24, 2016 a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Central Italy with major damage and impact to multiple towns. Humanity Road activated its digital disaster desk to monitor social media and amplify official messages in social media for those impacted by the earthquake. Below is a situation...

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Aerial image of residential houses impacted by August 2016 Louisiana Flood

This is Humanity Road’s Situation Report No. 1 for the August flooding in Louisiana. It includes information on general background, emergency numbers and helplines, reunification sites, communications, and help for animals. It also includes sections for 5 parishes: Ascension, East Baton Rouge,...

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Photo of cars attempting to evacuate during the Firestorm of the YMMfire

The #ymmfire in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada has caused the evacuation of an estimated 88,000 persons in the area. The government and community have been actively using social media to set up various types of resources and identify needs. This report is a collection of some of those resources...

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USGS Map with Earthquake location for the Apr 15 2016 Japan Earthquake

Humanity Road activated its Disaster Response Team on 16 April 2016 local time in response to a 7.0 earthquake that occurred on Kyushu Island in the Kumamoto Prefecture of Japan. This quake followed a series of multiple quakes over the past several days, the largest of which was a 6.2 on the...

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USGS Map indicating the location of Ecuador 7.4 earthquake  that occurred on Apr 21 2016

Humanity Road activated its Disaster Response Team on 16 April 2016 in response to a 7.8 earthquake that occurred at 23:58:37 (UTC), 6:58pm ECT, near Muisne, Ecuador. As of 17:00 on 17 April, 246 people have died and over 2,557 have been injured (source). A national state of emergency has been...

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Aerial image of flooding impacting  hundreds of homes ina Louisiana residential housing complex

On March 19, by joint effort Humanity Road and Standby Task Force collaborated to create parish map of Louisiana. The GIS map can be accessed at the...

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Satellite image with an overlay of the wind direction and intensity showing the TCWinston centered over Fiji in Feb 2016

Humanity Road activated its response for Cyclone Winston on Friday, February 19, 2016, in advance of landfall. Below is our first situation report with local social media account information. After passing through Fiji and Tonga as a smaller and less intense storm, Tropical Cyclone Winston made...

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Map image indicating location of over 7000 roads that are flooded in Chennai India

Chennai, India has been experiencing record-breaking rains and flooding since early November. Beginning on 1 December, the rain intensified again creating more flooding and causing thousands of people to be stranded and trapped. An estimated 188 people have died, and over 200,000 have been...

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Satellite image of Hurricane Patricia, embedded are help numbers Jalisco: 013222247701, Colima: 013123130311, Nayarit: 013111330381

Hurricane Patricia became the strongest Pacific hurricane on record shortly after midnight CDT early Friday, Oct 23 (source). By early Friday, Patricia’s maximum sustained winds had increased to 200 mph (325 kph) – a Category 5 storm, the highest designation on the Saffir-Simpson scale used to...

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Super Typhoon Koppu known locally in the Philippines as Typhoon Lando officially made landfall in Casiguran in Aurora Province on 18 October at 1:00am in Luzon.

Humanity Road activated its response for Typhoon Koppu (LandoPH) at 10:19am Eastern time, Oct 16, to monitor Typhoon Koppu...

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Hurricane Joaquin began crossing the Bahamas on September 30, 2015 as a Category 3 hurricane. On October 1, it was upgraded to a Category 4 at 2:00pm local time while over the Bahamas (...

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USGS Map image with star indicating the center point of the Afghan Earthquake

A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck Afghanistan on October 26, 2015 at 09:09:32 UTC. A powerful earthquake struck northern Afghanistan on October 26, with tremors felt as widely as Pakistan and northern India. The magnitude 7.5 quake was centred in the mountainous Hindu Kush region, 75km (46...

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Satellite image of Hurricane Patricia, embedded are help numbers Jalisco: 013222247701, Colima: 013123130311, Nayarit: 013111330381

Hurricane Patricia became the strongest Pacific hurricane on record shortly after midnight CDT early Friday, Oct 23 (source). By early Friday, Patricia’s maximum sustained winds had increased to 200 mph (325 kph) – a Category 5 storm, the highest designation on the Saffir-Simpson scale used to...

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Five states along the eastern coast of the United States have declared a state of emergency in anticipation of Hurricane Joaquin. It is no longer expected to make landfall along the coast.

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The following resources cover a wide range of national, state, regional, and local human and social service organizations, governmental organizations and other associations that may be able to help people recover from the recent South Carolina floods.

Download the PDF version of DAFN...

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Today’s report summarizes new social media info about the catastrophic rainfall and flooding in Japan.

Houses were washed away and people raced to high ground in central Japan on Thursday after a major river burst through a levee overwhelmed by torrential rains. The Kinugawa River’s banks...

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(Humanity Road Disaster response operations concluded on August 14, 2015 for this event)

Ongoing daily and near real-time situation report updates on the Soudelor disaster, especially social media info.

Over 30 July – 3 August, Tropical Cyclone Soudelor crossed the...

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In a satellite colored heat map showing intensity of winds, Cyclone Pam spins in the ocean off the coast of Australia

In order to assist the people of Vanuatu and organizations deploying to the country, Humanity Road volunteers carried out a “digital disaster response” from March 11-27, 2015 consisting of two activations in response to Tropical Cyclone Pam.

Tropical Cyclone Pam has impacted the Solomon...

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Image of rubble in the streets of Nepal after an earthquake struck, map is inset with location and pins geolocating urgent needs

Humanity Road’s overall disaster response activities began on April 25, 2015 and ended on June 12, 2015. In addition to producing general daily situation reports and conducting social media monitoring and amplification, Humanity Road was activated for five mission-specific projects. Crisis...

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Airplane flyover of Cyclone

Humanity Road activated its response for Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) on Thursday, December 4, 2014, in advance of landfall. From December 4 -10, 2014, Humanity Road’s virtual volunteer team was engaged in an online disaster response for Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby). The typhoon, initially classified as a...

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Map of California with yellow marking the impact of the earthquake zone

An earthquake measuring an estimated 6.0 struck southern Napa County early Sunday with widespread reports of damage throughout the area. Humanity Road volunteers monitored this event and amplified instructions and messages from officials. This was the largest Bay Area quake since the 1989 Loma...

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Aerial image of algae bloom on Lake Erie affecting local water sources, embedded image shows icons for "do not drink the water"

On August 2, 2014, the Governor of Ohio declared a state of emergency and the state Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was opened in response to a contaminant, microcystin, being found in Toledo’s Collins Park Water Treatment Plant.

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Helicopter from the USS Washington drops off rescued citizens after Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines

As officials and aid providers rushed to support those impacted by Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines much of that response was visible in Social Media. With 33 million of its 92 million population using the Internet the Government of the Philippines has adopted a broad use of open source...

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