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Humanity Road’s Weekly Activity Update

Thanks to Humanity Road volunteers, many people were informed of the latest updates about winter storm Juno this past week.

In the past week our volunteers were monitoring: 
  • Winter Storm Juno — USA
    • Record snowfalls in Boston and upper states with severe storm surges striking some coastal towns and islands.
    • The team shared preparedness messages in the targeted states, as well as key advices for AID and #DAFN vulnerable populations.
    • Our volunteers spent many hours monitoring, assessing and tweeting critical information.
    • Our volunteers were active for more than 122 volunteer hours, over a 48-hour period. They covered and reported on 10 states.
    • Twitter traffic on our event keywords and hashtags was running at about 1,000 tweets per minute at its peak.
    • We used an experimental tool that filtered about 99,8% of the noise. Scanigo aggregated a total of 361,996 tweets, which were then filtered to 894 tweets (0.02%).
Other activities:
  • Humanity Road participated in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the Defence Research and Development Canada’s Centre for Security Science (DRDC CSS) Twitter Chat on Friday 30 January from 2:30 to 3:30. The online discussion was held to share information about CauseIII, a  recently completed cross-border information-sharing experiment with partners throughout New Hampshire and Nova Scotia. Led by Sara Hunn, Humanity Road volunteers provided Mutual Aid surge support as well as helped create the content for the exercise. You can learn more at http://www.dhs.gov/science-and-technology/cause-iii. Follow @dhsscitech and @DRDC_RDDC in twitter to join the discussion.

 

 

  • Check out this new blog post by our intern Claudia Espinosa.
  • New Humanity Road volunteer? Join the next Volunteer Orientation, February 4 at 2:00pm. Register here.
Curious about Humanity Road? Would you like to join us?  Start by visiting Humanity Road’s volunteer page.

 

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