GIS Mapping for Mutual Aid: Being Prepared

Every year communities across America are faced with natural disasters, such as floods, tornados, ice storms, fires and earthquakes. Not only are the economic losses of these disasters staggering (The US saw more billion-dollar natural disasters in 2011 than any other year on record), the recovery effort to ensure that residents have electricity and clean drinking water can be a daunting task. This webinar focuses on utilizing GIS data for disaster mitigation, prevention and response. The role that GIS can play in an emergency situation is multi-dimensional. Aerial photography and land records can be analyzed to determine the location and capacities of storm shelters or identify alternate emergency routes, utility data can be shared with first responders so that teams can efficiently assess a disaster situation and dispatch field crews, GIS data can be backed up offsite to ensure that valuable utility data is never lost in a disaster, and response crews can identify where above-ground utilities were once located if infrastructure is destroyed or moved. GIS is a tremendous tool for improving disaster preparedness and response. At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to understand the benefits of accurate GIS data when disaster strikes and be able to articulate different plans and scenarios for disaster response and mitigation.
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