In 1969, Hurricane Camille ravaged the coast of Mississippi. It was a Category 5 storm with winds over 190 mph. With the exception of Typhoon Haiyan last year, this hurricane had the highest sustained landfall winds ever recorded. After the water receded and the winds subsided, over 250 lives had been lost.
After working in several disaster recovery efforts, we noticed that each organization (church, NGO, or government agency), plays their own role in a recovery effort. Some churches focus specifically on cleaning up debris, some NGO’s focus solely on collecting donations, and some government agencies focus on public safety announcements. Connecting all of the organizations on the same system improves the resilience of the community and will help the town recovery faster in future emergencies.
Click or see below for an interactive map.
One of our goals here at Recovers is to help communities be more prepared for disasters by learning from our data and sharing that knowledge with the rest of the world. This past year, our software was used to help the recovery efforts in Moore, OK, after the EF-5 tornado ripped through the town on May 20, 2013.