cell phones


The risks of a big man-made IT disaster are on the rise ~Patrick Thibodeau, @DCgov @Computerworld

IT disaster is a million pound gorilla in most peoples view of Disaster Mitigation. I can tell you why. After hurricane Katrina knocked out cell phones within a 200 mile radius of New Orleans, then Hurricane Rita finished the job on Entergy’s entire electrical grid spanning Louisiana, Arkansas, Southern MS. Really, people do not realize…


A Drone That Finds Survivors Through Their Phones

Inspired and Informed by Patrick Meier and the Humanitarian UAV Network, as much as our own personal disaster experience, DisasterMap.net sets out to provide real-time coverage of ongoing disasters as well as stakeholders’ immediate response and data/analysis on their recovery. The very first second I saw a TV news crew using a drone over a…