Posts Tagged ‘hurricane’

The Challenge of Developing Situational Awareness During Hurricane Disasters—Part Two: Consequences (Or the “So What?”)

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Author: Jim Weldin, Senior Emergency Planner, IEM

This is Part 2 of a three-part series on hurricane analysis. Part 1, “Determining the What,” dealt with anticipating the impact of a tropical system. We discussed various tools and projections used by the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management to predict the potential impact of a tropical system. This post focuses on consequence management.

Historical data on the impact of past storms was useful in projecting potential consequences in New Jersey from Hurricane Sandy. In addition, FEMA, through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), provided maps of flood-prone areas and historical data on property flooding insurance claims as part of its mission to reduce the impact of flooding on private and public structures. GIS mapping helped emergency managers define facilities most at risk, including key residences and businesses; hospitals and schools; and critical infrastructure, such as power plants, water/wastewater treatment facilities, and police, fire, and emergency medical service (EMS) stations. (more…)

Hurricane Sandy Social Media Resources – October 29 @ 5PM

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Author: Disaster Social Network, IEM

What follows is a survey of photo, video, news and information content from social media resources and credible news sources. Hurricane Sandy is generating a lot of discussion and activity and people are sharing information and spreading news and content across all media.

Videos

Live Hurricane Sandy Coverage – The Weather Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXMU2qwCVag

Coast Guard video of the HMS Bounty rescue:
http://youtu.be/UDlc1slA8PA

Rockaway Beach, NY – 10/29/12 – 8:30 a.m.:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GX4mG2dCB0&feature=share&list=UU3FdkQnUj0JFTBF6rEF5JuQ

Coney Island Pier as Hurricane Sandy approaches – 10/29/12:
https://twitter.com/search?q=%23RomneyStormTips&src=hash

Hurricane Sandy Hatteras Island – 10/28/12 – 11 a.m.:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvRvGmJAuNc

New Jersey residents prepare as Hurricane Sandy approaches:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-JtGGBIfE8

Twitter Hashtags/Trends

#Sandy
#CTSandy
#MDSandy
#Frankenstorm
“Northeast”
“East Coast”
“North Carolina”
“New Jersey”
#surge
#VASandy
“FEMA”
#Hurricane

Twitter Handles

@capitalweather
@NHCsurge

Blogs

NYT State-by-State Guide to Hurricane Sandy:
http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/29/state-by-state-guide-to-hurricane-sandy/

Telegraph (UK) Live Blog updates:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/9639244/Hurricane-Sandy-October-28-as-it-happened.html

BBC News Live Hurricane Sandy updates:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20121635

Photo Galleries

Hurricane Sandy turns NY Subway into ghost towns:
http://mashable.com/2012/10/29/new-york-city-subway-empty/

Twitter Top Images for “Hurricane Sandy”:
https://twitter.com/i/#!/search/Hurricane+Sandy/slideshow/photos

News Articles

Hurricane Sandy and Washington, D.C.: Detailed storm timeline, maps, and frequent questions:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/post/hurricane-sandy-and-washington-dc-detailed-storm-timeline-maps-and-frequent-questions/2012/10/28/2c24af1a-2127-11e2-ac85-e669876c6a24_blog.html?hpid=z2

How Will Hurricane Sandy Affect the Internet? (mashable)

http://mashable.com/2012/10/28/hurricane-sandy-internet/