Tropical Storm Cristobal formed in the Bay of Campeche on June 1st. After impacting Mexico, it moved north across the Gulf of Mexico and made landfall in Southeastern Louisiana on June 7, 2020. On June 5 in advance of the storm, the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation (NAPSG) requested support from GISCorps volunteers for the long-standing Disaster Crowdsource Photos effort. Twenty-one volunteers quickly joined the effort contributing 93.5 hours and 152 photos in 3 days. Widespread impacts were seen along the Gulf Coast from Florida to Texas and north into the Mississippi Valley and beyond.
Thanks to all the volunteers: Sam Roberts, Veronica Nixon, Jeremy Conner, Vicki Andrews, Danny Oliva, Christina Brunsvold, Suman Bhan, Dmitriy Tarasov, Nicholas Willette, Megan Wunderlich, Alexander McFadden, Gillian Elliott, Tom Kukitz, Anastasia Uli, Kalle Neal, Kelli Brock, Gail Jorgenson, Shaifali Prajapati, Colin Finnegan, Daniela Schulman, and Michelle Hooper.
GISCorps expects to activate for all major weather disasters in 2020 using this platform. Explore all past disaster events NAPSG and GISCorps have partnered on using this Crowdsource-style platform embedded below or at this link: