FEMA to Monitor Social Media during Disasters

FEMA to Monitor Social Media during Disasters

In March, the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Management Agency – better known as FEMA – launched an initiative to monitor social media during disasters in an attempt to save more lives and improve rescue efforts. Part of FEMA’s responsibilities...
Operation Dragon Fire: Data Fueled Disaster Response

Operation Dragon Fire: Data Fueled Disaster Response

Welcome to the ODF Blog! ODF – or Operation Dragon Fire – is a partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR), the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (NVOAD),...
Asheville Twitter Experience

Asheville Twitter Experience

Using Twitter during Winter Storm Jonas: An Asheville Experience Several weeks ago, many of us across the East Coast were stocking up on milk, bread, dog food, and other essentials in preparation for Winter Storm Jonas. Battening down the so-called hatches, we checked...