Hurricane Rita


When disaster takes out the phone and internet connections, military and local groups help make the link ~DVIDS

Since Hurricane Katrina, so much has changed in our nation’s response to disaster, not only with our own collective cultural mindset, but particularly with our Federal response to disaster. FEMA is much improved, streamlined and focused. However it is our US National Guard/Military Logistics who have stepped up and into the scene, which is the…


Reasons for Optimism for New Orleans’ Future ~Dr. Ezra Boyd, DisasterMap.net

Declarations of the death of an American city have given way to new reasons to be optimistic about New Orleans’ future. ¬†Anyone who has visited the city recently will tell you that the metro area is well into a robust period of re-population and recovery. The numbers support this view. New Orleans itself has regained…


Analyzing Fake Content on Twitter During Boston Marathon Bombings ~Patrick Meier, iRevolution

One of the biggest challenges we face here at DisasterMap.net is establishing Real Time Situational Awareness during disaster.¬† I’ve been known to go days without sleep to stay Live on top of different hurricane, flood, wildfire and tornado events. But, we also have our company infrastructure set up to go mobile if necessary in order…