Mapping the Needs of People Impacted by Deadly Tornadoes

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04-25-2019 08:53 AM
BrendaMartinez
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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

About the Author
I am the Industry Specialist for Public Safety and Disaster Response Program. This includes Public Safety sub-markets of Law Enforcement, Homeland/National Security, Emergency Management, Emergency Communications, Humanitarian, Fraud Waste and Abuse, Corporate Security and Resilience, Fire/Rescue/EMS, and Wildland Fire. I also coordinate the Disaster Response Program and here at Esri. I manage the National Security Summit and National Security Showcase at the UC every year. I have been with Esri since 2000. Content I post may be from my team members and will be indicated in the by-line.