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Disaster Services — 09 August, 2020

Beirut Port Explosion Response

Beirut Port Explosion Activation Stats:

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Total Map Edits Total number of edits from Missing Maps

Buildings Mapped Total number of buildings mapped from Missing Maps

Roads Mapped (KM) Total length of roads mapped from Missing Maps

Beirut Port Explosion has been activated

Size-up Details

Event Name: Beirut Port Explosion
Type ofEvent: Sudden Onset
Location: The Port in Beirut, Lebanon
Geographic Scope: Significant portion of a City
Estimated Humanitarian Impact:Likely the fatalities will surpass 100 but early numbers were claiming deaths in the ~70 range with thousands injured and potentially ~.5 million displaced.
Estimated Duration: Day(s) to Week(s)
Event Scope: Moderate Event Anticipated Needs: This will be a post-event mapping only, so we need to make sure we coordinate with locals to decide what tagging to use and how best to determine damaged, destroyed, etc.
Local Contacts:This is an area I am still exploring, likely there is a community due to the amount of POIs and detail of the mapping. We know of some volunteer mappers who were nearby, but not local to Beirut.
Request(s): Mappers in the area asking what can be done
Need for Activation: A full activation is not required as everything is mapped, we would be in a support role to the local Lebanise mappers to determine tags, potential process & host imagery if some is captured and generally help with documentation and any other needs of the community.