- What are the most likely natural disasters, food shortages, power outages, political crises, health outbreaks, or other social
disruptions that YOU should be prepared to face with resilience?
I live in Southern California, so the most likely crisis for us to face is an earthquake with the associated transportation, power, and water infrastructure damage.
- What different kinds of data would you track in the crisis?
For disaster relief workers, tracking downed buildings, trees, power lines, and damaged roads would be invaluable. By crowd-sourcing the damage reports, they could greatly expedite recovery efforts.
- What different kinds of urgent information and resources would you need to collect and share?
From the citizen level, updating people on what roads still function, where power outages are suffered, whether they need to boil water in
their area or save the water in their toilet tanks, if there will be any
evacuations, that sort of data would be useful.
I worry a bit about technologies like this because sometime power outages and damage to cell phone towers limits the availability to both post and receive this information. Safe, smart grids would be essential to effectively deploying them