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Sandy CrisisCamp

Do you want to help with Sandy response? Come design, code, and learn with other people this weekend at a CrisisCamp! (check out the wiki page for collaboration) Here’s how you can get involved if you are a: Volunteer that can attend in person: If you would like to attend a CrisisCamp in person, please […]

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An Open Letter from Sahana’s Mark Prutsalis

Heather and Noel– First and foremost:  Thank you! Your shared vision, passion and energy made CrisisCommons a sustainable force for good in the world.  We will all miss your active leadership in the CrisisCommons community.  I know you will be incredibly successful at whatever you decide to apply yourself to in life. I wanted to share with the […]

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7.2 magnitude earthquake in Turkey – CrisisCommons monitoring situation

A few hours ago a 7.2 earthquake hit eastern Turkey 16km from the city of Van according to the USGS. According to both CNN (video below) and the AP, there appears to be significant damage. Here is a live stream from Turkish television on the quake. CrisisCommons is currently monitoring the situation and is open to requests […]

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Hurricane Irene Update 1

  Update 1: Hurricane Irene (8/26/2011 6:30pm EST) Today there has been activity across email and Skype on supporting the Hurricane Irene response. Safety First – Be Smart First – if you are in the storm path, please take precautions and be prepared NOW for power outages and severe damage. We do not advocate for […]

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Contribute to CrisisCommons Congressional Testimony

Updated 4/27/2011: We received the official letter and the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee released the hearing notice. Follow some of these great folks like Craig Fugate, FEMA Administrator, Ann Curry, NBC News Anchor, Renee Preslar from Arkansas Emergency Management, Suzy DeFrancis of the American Red Cross and Shona Brown, Vice President at Google. Here’s […]

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Active Standby: Sandai Earthquake (Report 4)

CrisisCommons, along with our friends in the greater volunteer technology community, continue to “stand at the ready” to provide opportunities to volunteers of all skills levels to contribute to support requests made by crisis response agencies in support response and recovery efforts of the Sendai earthquake. To date, 164 volunteers have signed up to the wiki […]

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Active Standby: Sendai Quake (Report 3)

CrisisCommons, along with our friends in the greater volunteer technology community, continues to stand at ready to provide opportunities to volunteers of all skills levels to contribute to support requests made by crisis response agencies in support of their response and recovery efforts to response to 2011 Sendai earthquake and the subsequent tsunami that has affected countries across […]

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Monitoring: Sendai Quake (Report 2)

Update: CrisisCommons, along with our friends in the greater volunteer technology community, stands ready to provide opportunities to volunteers of all skills levels to contribute to support requests made by crisis response agencies such as UN OCHA, Red Cross or local emergency management in support of their response and recovery efforts to response to 2011 Sendai earthquake […]

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Monitoring: Honshu Quake

***We encourage those who are within the Tsunami warning and watch areas tuned to their local emergency response authorities. *** Update: Technology volunteers outside of the effected area (Canada, India, New Zealand, Switzerland and the United States) are monitoring events in the Pacific Rim. Currently a CrisisCamp Asia Pacific Public Skype Chat has been established […]

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Notice: Christchurch earthquake map to no longer be maintained as of March 11

Below is an announcement from CrisisCampNZ about the group’s decision to no longer maintain/update the main Christchurch Recovery Map website as of March 11: As things in Christchurch begin to switch from ‘response’ mode to ‘recovery’ mode, we have consulted with people on the ground in Christchurch on the future of the eq.org.nz site. Given […]

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