A resources collecting page for Hurricane Harvey response; we are not an emergency service provid...
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A resources collecting page for Hurricane Harvey response; we are not an emergency service provider, but non-emergency questions, requests, inquiries, report-ins, offers of help or capacity are welcome. We are also maintaining a list of places to donate to.
The purpose of this page is to amplify requests emerging from local community organizations, especially those that work with communities that are bearing the burden of the storm more than others, and many of whom primarily coordinate over the phone or through Facebook groups. (See TEJAS report on disproportionate impacts of Harvey on low-income people of color)
https://anothergulf.com/a-just-harvey-recovery/ is the primary online hub for response efforts of the #ajustharveyrecovery coalition
If there are other efforts with similar aims, we don't want to duplicate or draw capacity away from them. Likewise, if other efforts are aimed at a different group (say, technologists, or professional crisis responders) and take a different approach, we want to do our best to interconnect with them, but also recognize that there may still be a need for this page.
We are happy to feature report-ins from folks involved in Harvey response on this page -- you can post them here. If there are specific asks or offers, what works best is to break those out as concrete questions, such as:
That way we can get people connected up, whether they want to pitch in or they have information you need -- Public Lab's network spans over 10k people.
Public Lab hosts a weekly public call, and we are happy to offer this as a space for coordinating efforts and inquiries on Harvey response. Calls happen at 2pm CT / 3pm ET on Tuesdays
Call-in information is at: https://publiclab.org/wiki/open-call and https://pad.publiclab.org/p/opencall
Please add your name and/or comments there, even if you can't join, and we'll do our best to connect the dots.
Notes from these calls will be listed here:
Add an activity or request an activity guide you don't see listed
Activities should include a materials list, costs and a step-by-step guide to construction with photos. Learn what makes a good activity here.
Please post questions (requests and/or asking if your offer of capacity is needed) relevant to Harvey here:
Ask a question or help answer future questions on this topic
*Task: set up a photo processing workflow like Cartography Collective (an old Public Lab initiative)
links? (asked Scott Eustis already)
Post facility points/polygons to OpenStreetMap.org and photos to MapKnitter.org
Request: somehow integrate this data to reduce map data fragmentation
(Adapted from Sketch City's (see Groups) IrmaStart document's HOW TO START A NEW PROJECT)
Conduct post-storm water sampling & soil sampling
Record damage to people's houses to assist in getting insurance money → LFMA (Louisiana Floodplain Management Association) professionals have a volunteer Disaster Team that rushes in to measure flooding on homes for the NFIP by recording high water marks. Training course offered October 6 in Lake Charles, LA http://lfma.org/
Help organize this content! We're drafting new content/revisions for this page on the Talk page, at https://publiclab.org/talk/harvey
Please consider communities that are bearing the burden of the storm more than others!