TIDES Project has compiled a list of available disaster apps for use in various emergencies - please forward your apps to our attention!Working List of Apps.docx
The Center for Technology and National Security Policy is proposing a Disaster Apps Challenge to help identify and judge the best existing Disaster Apps on the market. For background, we published an article on the proliferation of disaster apps (http://star-tides.net/documents/disasters-there-app) and have links to apps and articles about apps on our website (http://star-tides.net/documents).
Background InformationTIDES Support to Super Typhoon Haiyan 1 Pager (4 Dec 13).pdf
On December 23, 2012 a small electrical fire turned devastating for the first modern clinic in Old Fangak, South Sudan. After three years of construction, roughly half of the nearly completed clinic, most of its medical supplies, and solar power generators were destroyed in a matter of minutes. Among the ruined medical supplies was a year’s worth of medicine meant to treat Kala-azar disease, a prevalent parasitic disease that is lethal if left untreated.Tides support to Old Fangak.pdf
Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast in late October 2012, and quickly became one of the most costly storms in United States history in terms of damage and disruption, second only to Hurricane Katrina. The storm flooded parts of New Jersey and New York, and knocked out power along the East Coast. The United States enacted measures to prepare for the hurricane, learning from Katrina that preparation and evacuation can mitigate loss of life. As millions in New York and New Jersey lost their power, relief organizations mobilized to help.STAR TIDES Responds to Sandy.pdf