Disaster preparedness and disaster response have come to the forefront of concerns for many climate vulnerable communities. Preparedness can include creating plans for what to do during a disaster and running practice exercises. Response includes personal, community, and government actions taken immediately after a disaster, like carrying out a disaster preparedness plan. Source: [FEMA Emergency Management Institute](https://training.fema.gov/) In 2018, in response to hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, Public Lab co-hosted the [Crisis Convening](https://publiclab.org/wiki/crisis-convening) alongside the annual Barnraising event which brought people together to share experiences and skills, explore ways to promote equity and justice through modern crisis response, and build resources for community-first response. In 2019, this event was followed by a second [Barnraising hosted in Houston](https://publiclab.org/wiki/barnraising-texas-2019) focusing on climate change and disaster response. Through these events, and collaborations on Public Lab, the Public Lab community has built out resources for disaster preparedness, materials to support monitoring after events, and a support network to help people navigate questions around monitoring and environmental health in these difficult times. Read more about the events in our community science publication here: [![27572.jpg](/i/33311)](/i/33311?s=o) ###Read the Articles [Show You Can be Free in a Colony](https://publiclab.org/notes/joyofsoy/08-28-2018/show-you-can-be-free-in-a-colony) [For Us, by Us: A Network of Support for Puerto Rico](https://publiclab.org/notes/joyofsoy/11-09-2018/for-us-by-us-a-network-of-support-for-puerto-rico) [The Importance of Community-based Responders](https://publiclab.org/notes/joyofsoy/11-09-2018/the-importance-of-community-based-responders) ###Questions [questions:Disaster-response] ###Activities [activities:Disaster-response] ###Research notes [notes:Disaster-response] ...

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xose "I was directly involved in the cleaning grassroots teams in Galicia/Spain during the Prestige Oil Spill back in 2002. Around 63.000 tons of fuel sp..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
warren "The spreadsheet was briefly unavailable but is now back online, thanks! " | Read more » about 6 years ago
eustatic "algae blooms? woah. thanks! " | Read more » over 6 years ago
zengirl2 "Hey @eustatic I didn't know you were there--of course you would be the expert! So glad this was a success. I've been away for a few days but I'm sa..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
eustatic "I guess i was the expert, having spotted sheens for 5 years. scott " | Read more » over 6 years ago
zengirl2 "Wow, these are scary pics and I'm so glad to hear about the success of this meeting. I hear you on the "using an expert" part. Zooniverse makes up ..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
stevie "Hi! Went well, check out the post here: https://publiclab.org/notes/gilbert/10-13-2017/hurricane-harvey-industrial-impact-image-sorting " | Read more » over 6 years ago
zengirl2 "Let me know how this meetup worked out. I still have a location in Philly that could help with this as well once we get the flow down. " | Read more » over 6 years ago
stevie "Yes! We divided up and looked at images from the August 30th and 31st and the first flight of September 1st. Click the button in the top right hand..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
stevie "We're hosting an event using this workflow tonight at the Warehouse in New Orleans, 3014 Dauphine Street from 6-8! https://publiclab.org/notes/stev..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
zengirl2 "This was helpful and it sounds like you had a great mix of people. I've been thinking a lot about that issue of common tech form. I'm curious if mo..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
stevie "wow that's great! Thinking about hosting an event in New Orleans to work on this. I'll feed back in notes on when/where once that develops and we'l..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
jasonwool "Cool! Thanks for the invite. I'll see what I can do. " | Read more » over 6 years ago
chrowe "I created a web based map that shows Sierra Club's toxic sites and Harvey Ecological Hazards Map on top of NOAA's imagery https://arcg.is/0LTizq I..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
warren "@jasonwool - if you're interested, we would LOVE to meet you in person at the Public Lab Barnraising -- https://publiclab.org/barnraising -- Nov 3-..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
tester "Hi Liz - can you fwd me this notification if you get it by email? Anyone else who gets it too please also fwd it to jeff@publiclab.org -- thank you..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
warren "https://publiclab.github.io/leaflet-archive/#11/30.0602/-93.5753&limit=10 too " | Read more » over 6 years ago
warren "Awesome -- looks super! https://publiclab.github.io/leaflet-archive/#14/30.0679/-93.5891 " | Read more » over 6 years ago
zengirl2 "@jasonwool TY for the quick help! " | Read more » over 6 years ago
jbreen "Hi @warren -- just sent you a pull request. " | Read more » over 6 years ago
warren "Hi, @jbreen -- I'm working on a related Leaflet project if you still have any time to add in the permalink and coords plugins you found -- https://..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
warren "Oh super, it's working again now. Weird, i wonder if it was related to caching somehow... anyways looks good now! Thanks again! " | Read more » over 6 years ago
jasonwool "hey - Yeah, it seems to be ok here. Working for me in Chrome and FF. What type of error are you seeing? " | Read more » over 6 years ago
warren "Hi, @jasonwool - this doesn't seem to be working anymore; can you confirm if it's still up and running? Thanks! " | Read more » over 6 years ago