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2019

Check out the latest blog from Ryan Lanclos, Director of Public Safety Industry Solutions. This is the second of two stories about how Alabama responded to the deadly twisters of March 3 and details Lee County’s effort to assess needs and deliver relief to those devastated and trapped by the disaster.

 

Key Takeaways

  • First responders use maps and apps to understand the impact of a disaster.
  • The Emergency Operations Center receives real-time feeds from field apps and aggregates the full picture for situational awareness.
  • Data gathered immediately after the response helps local authorities during the long-term recovery and rebuilding effort.

 

Read the full blog at https://www.esri.com/about/newsroom/blog/lee-county-maps-tornado-victim-needs

Check out the latest blog from Ryan Lanclos, Director of Public Safety Industries on the first of a two-part story about damage assessment for the devastating tornadoes in Lee County, Alabama. 

Key Takeaways

  • First responders use maps and apps for damage assessment to prioritize response and find victims.
  • The National Weather Service uses GIS to collect, map and classify the extent and track of each tornado’s path.
  • Automated preliminary response estimates speed assessment and rescue work.

 

Read the full blog at https://www.esri.com/about/newsroom/blog/authorities-map-and-model-damage-from-deadly-alabama-tornadoes/

 

Check out the latest blog from Mike Cox, Director of Fire and EMS Industry Solutions, Esri

https://www.esri.com/about/newsroom/blog/real-time-feeds-ensures-rose-parade-safety/ 


The City of Pasadena has long used maps to communicate details about the parade route, but this is the first time the map went beyond a paper handout. Integrating parade route details within a GIS made real-time tracking to inform public safety response possible.

 

Key Takeaways

  • Pasadena Fire Department monitors real-time data of weather, floats, and staff.
  • Parade safety assured with better coordination of personnel.
  • After weather threatens event, New Year’s Day tradition continues without disruption.

 

Read the full blog post here - https://www.esri.com/about/newsroom/blog/real-time-feeds-ensures-rose-parade-safety/