Hurricane Hanna became the first hurricane of the 2020 season on July 25,2020, brining heavy rain and storm surge flooding to South Texas. The National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation (NAPSG) requested support from GISCorps volunteers for the long-standing Disaster Crowdsource Photos effort. Nine experienced volunteers quickly joined the effort contributing more than 20 hours and 90 photos in 3 days. Thanks to the volunteers that provided feedback: Keith Johnson, Kelli Brock, Jeremy Conner, and Kathryn Ellis. Additional contributions came from volunteers Jessica Beres, Holly Torpey, Alexander McFadden, Kalle Neal, and Tari Martin.
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: