22 Jul 2021, Western Europe Floods Size-up: Request not to activate by OSM Germany, but support is a possibility. , more
19 Jul 2021, Western Europe Floods Alert: "Flooding after torrential rain caused widespread damage in Germany, mostly in the western states of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), Rhineland-Palatinate (RLP) and Bavaria." GDACS, more
16 Jul 2021, Tropical Cyclone Elsa Monitoring Concluded: Monitoring of TC Elsa has concluded, no Activation was required. , more
2 Jul 2021, Tropical Cyclone Elsa Size-up: TC Elsa has started to impact the Caribbean. Currently it is difficult to know where it might have a significant impact that we may need to respond..., more
2 Jul 2021, Tropical Cyclone Elsa Alert: Hurricane conditions and storm surges are expected within the Hurricane Warning areas in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, more
About Disaster Response:
Location is critical to disaster response: first responders need fast, reliable information to reach affected areas post-disaster and prioritize aid. Through rapid response activations, the HOT community works together online using satellite and drone imagery to rapidly generate map data in OpenStreetMap. The resulting data is made available via the Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX) and can be used to create printed maps, for analysis, or for navigation on the ground.