#Maria: Pain Through the Numbers

A year ago today, Hurricane Maria tore through the island of Puerto Rico leaving behind nothing but death and destruction. CEDR felt it was important to honor those who lost their lives and those who are still struggling to move forward, by reflecting their pain through numbers.

2975 – number of Americans who died after Hurricane Maria left a trail of destruction in Puerto Rico. Help honor them by looking up one name in this database, of those who died, and remembering their name for today. Share their story with another human being.

29% – percentage of increase in the suicide rate in the 3 months immediately after Hurricane Maria.

3,000+ – number of people who have attempted suicide since Hurricane Maria.

5,000+ – number of people who have thought of suicide since Hurricane Maria but reached out for help.

– a shoe memorial for those who died.

Hurricane Maria – Poem by Nancy Terrell

The winds started four hours ago
now clocking close to 100 mph –
sounds of a freight train
roaring across our yard.

The TV on for news
but even that disappeared
limbs along with numerous fronds
stricken from the Royal Palms
guarding the front of our home

The back yard appears as though
stuck in an automatic car wash –
Such fury rarely seen
even to those who have been
through so many hurricanes

Dave napping after two days of preperation
emptying the Lanai and my art studio
closing the huge glass doors.
Water up to the top of the pool
flooding as the “eye” moves closer

The most tragic news of all
happening four days ago in the BVI
when Irma hit there –
looking like a war zone with loss everywhere
houses out, trees down, no electricity, phones, water

Not a boat on the island left
mosquitoes are now everywhere.
flooding, mudslides, roofs and windows
crashing in the middle
of what used to be a road

Did god send this torment
or has man finally made himself the god
through weather engineering?

NC Gov Updates Public on #Florence:

North Carolina Governor Updates Public on #Florence:

[BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF HIS PRESS CONF ON 9/14]

The storm is far from over, we’re days away from it ending.

Sadly, there have been 3 deaths from the storm and a number of others being investigated.

If you’re in the storm’s path, take shelter.

The Governor urges evacuated people not to try to return home yet: it’s dangerous, makes it harder for first responders, and also impedes efforts to repair utilities.

Many roads are flooded and impassible and will get worse.

More rivers will rise and flood communities over the next few days. Cape Fear and Lumber Rivers will rise as higher or higher than in Hurricane Matthew, this will cause devastating floods. order issued to allow sandbagging in the Lumberton area.

There will be more flooding in Eastern NC and areas from Fayetteville through the sand hills to Charlotte.

Stay alert for flood warnings. If you’re asked to evacuate, go quickly.

Rains will start this weekend in Western NC too. Landslides are possible.

Current focus is saving lives and protecting people. Swift water rescue teams and other first responders have rescued 100s of people in New Bern and are searching flooded areas.

Currently 600k without power in NC. Projects 1 – 2.5 million will lose power.

Once conditions improve, crews will get to hard hit areas with supplies (food, water, other critical items), clear roads and assist with cleanup and recovery.

For people who stayed in their homes, don’t use generators indoors, don’t drive through water, stay indoors, be alert to listen to the radio for warnings about wind, tornados, rising water, orders to shut off gas, water and power.

If you have an emergency call 911.

Shelter information is available at the ReadyNC app downloadable from the NC.gov website or dialling 2-1-1. The hearing impaired should dial: 888-892-1162.

NC has more than 150 shelters.

*University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has agreed to operate a mass shelter on its campus.*

Acknowledges that some will need long term housing once the storm passes. Efforts are underway.

NC Disaster Relief Fund has been activated for donations: governor.nc.gov.

BOLETÍN SOBRE TORMENTA #GORDON

BOLETÍN
Aviso sobre la tormenta tropical Gordon número 6
Centro Nacional de Huracanes NWS Miami FL
11:00 PM EDT Lunes 03 de Septiembre 2018

ADVERTENCIA DE HURACAN EMITIDA PARA PARTES DE LA COSTA CENTRAL DEL GOLFO
Y AVISO DE TORMENTAS EXTIENDIENDOSE AL ESTE …

RESUMEN DE LAS 11:00 PM EDT. INFORMACIÓN
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UBICACIÓN: 26.2N 82.6W
Acerca de 50 MI: 85 KM WSW DE FT. MYERS FLORIDA
Acerca de 445 MI: 715 KM ESE DE LA BOCA DEL RÍO MISSISSIPPI
VIENTOS MAXIMOS SOSTENIDOS DE 50 MPH/85 KM / H
MOVIMIENTO ACTUAL: WNW O 300 GRADOS A 17 MPH/28 KM / H
PRESIÓN CENTRAL MINIMA : 1006 MB/29.71 PULGADAS

ADVERTENCIAS Y VISUALIZACIONES
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CAMBIOS CON ESTA ADVERTENCIA:

La advertencia de tormenta se ha extendido hacia el este hasta Dauphin Isla, Alabama.

Una advertencia de huracán se ha emitido desde la boca del Rio Pearl a la frontera de Alabama con Florida. Esta advertencia reemplaza la Alerta de huracán y tormenta tropical para esta área.
El aviso de tormenta tropical para los Cayos Superiores de Florida y de Golden Beach a Chokoloskee, incluida Florida Bay, ha sido discontinuada.

RESUMEN DE VISUALIZACIONES Y ADVERTENCIAS EN EFECTO:

Advertencia de tormenta para:
* Desde la Shell Beach a Dauphin Island

Visualización de tormenta para:
* Desde el oeste de Shell Beach a la desembocadura del río Mississippi
* Desde el este de la isla Dauphin a Navarra

Alerta de huracán para:
* La desembocadura del río Pearl hasta la frontera entre Alabama y Florida

Advertencia de tormenta tropical para:
* Desde Chokoloskee a Bonita Beach
* Desde el oeste de la desembocadura del río Pearl al este de Morgan City, Louisiana, incluido el lago Pontchartrain y el lago Maurepas
* Desde la frontera Alabama con Florida a la línea del condado de Okaloosa-Walton

– Una advertencia de tormenta significa que existe peligro de inundación con amenaza de vida ya que por el aumento de las aguas estas probablemente invadir tierra adentro desde la costa en los lugares indicados. Para una descripción de las áreas en riesgo, por favor ver el Gráfico de Alerta / Vigilancia de advertencias de tormenta del Servicio Meteorológico Nacional disponible en hurricanes.gov. Esta es una situación que puede poner en peligro la vida. Las personas ubicadas dentro de estas áreas deben tomar todas las medidas necesarias para proteger su vida y propiedades del aumento de agua y de otras condiciones potencialmente peligrosas. Seguir inmediatamente los pedidos de evacuación y otras instrucciones de los funcionarios locales.

– La visualización de tormenta significa que existe la posibilidad de inundación con amenaza de vida ya que por el aumento de las aguas estas pueden invadir tierra adentro desde la costa en los lugares indicados
– Una advertencia de huracán significa que se esperan condiciones de huracán en algún lugar dentro del área de advertencia. Preparaciones para proteger la vida y la propiedad deben ser realizadas inmediatamente.

– Una advertencia de tormenta tropical significa que las condiciones de tormenta tropical son
esperadas en algún lugar dentro de las áreas de advertencia.

DISCUSIÓN Y PERSPECTIVA
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A las 500 PM EDT (2100 UTC), el centro de la Tormenta Tropical Gordon fue localizado por los radares meteorológicos Doppler de NOAA cerca de la latitud 26.2 norte, Longitud 82.6 Oeste. Gordon se está moviendo hacia el oeste-noroeste cerca 17 mph (28 km / h) y es esperado que realice un movimiento desde el oeste-noroeste hacia el noroeste en las próximas 72 horas. El pronóstico indica que el centro de Gordon se moverá más lejos de la costa suroeste de Florida temprano esta tarde y se moverá a través del este del Golfo de México esta noche y el martes. El centro del huracán Gordon se acercará a la Costa central del Golfo dentro del área de advertencia a última hora de la tarde martes o el martes por la noche y se moverá hacia el interior sobre el valle inferior del Misisipí el miércoles.

Los vientos máximos sostenidos son de cerca de 50 mph (85 km / h) con ráfagas más altas.
Se pronostica un fortalecimiento gradual durante las próximas 36 horas y se espera que Gordon sea un huracán cuando toque tierra en la costa central del golfo

Los vientos de fuerza de tormenta tropical se extienden hasta 45 millas (75 km) desde el centro.

La presión central mínima estimada es de 1006 mb (29.71 pulgadas) basado en informes anteriores de un reconocimiento de una aeronave de la Reserva de la Fuerza Aérea.

PELIGROS QUE AFECTAN A TIERRA
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MAREJADA CICLONICA: La combinación de la tormenta y la marea causará que las áreas normalmente secas cercanas a la costa se inunden debido al aumento de las aguas que se mueven hacia el interior desde la costa. El agua podría alcanzar las siguientes alturas sobre el suelo en algún lugar de las áreas indicadas si el pico de aumento se produce en el momento de la marea alta:

– De Shell Beach a Dauphin Island, Alabama: 3 a 5 pies.
– De Navarre, Florida a Dauphin Island, incluyendo Mobile Bay: 2 a 4 pies.
– De Shell Beach a la desembocadura del río Mississippi: 2 a 4 pies.
– De la desembocadura del río Mississippi en la frontera de Louisiana con Texas: 1 a 2 pies

El agua más profunda ocurrirá a lo largo de la costa inmediata y al este de la tormenta donde se producirá el aumento acompañado de grandes olas. Las inundaciones dependerán de la oleada y del ciclo de la marea y puede variar mucho en distancias cortas.
Para obtener información específica de su área consulte la información emitida por su oficina local de pronóstico del Servicio Meteorológico Nacional.

LLUVIA:
Se espera que Gordon produzca de 2 a 4 pulgadas de lluvia sobre el noroeste de las Bahamas, los Cayos de Florida y el sur de la Florida hasta el martes temprano. Cantidades máximas aisladas de hasta 8 pulgadas son posibles en la península del sur de Florida.
Se espera que Gordon produzca de 4 a 6 pulgadas de lluvia sobre el sur de Alabama, el sur y centro de Mississippi y el sureste y noreste de Louisiana con cantidades máximas aisladas de 8 pulgadas hasta el jueves por la noche. Estas cantidades de lluvia pueden causar inundaciones repentinas.

VIENTOS: las condiciones de tormenta tropical continuarán durante las próximas horas en el área al suroeste de Florida. Se esperan condiciones de tormenta tropical en partes del área de advertencia de la costa central del Golfo antes del martes por la noche y se esperan condiciones de huracán a última hora del martes o martes por la noche en el área de advertencia de huracanes.
TORNADOS: Un par de tornados puede generarse esta noche a través de la península del sur y el centro oeste de Florida.

 

#HurricaneLane Map & Resources

HURRICANE LANE MAP & RESOURCES

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Update: 24 Aug 2018 – 5:30 AM ET
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Follow our conversation on #HurricaneLane via twitter at:@CEDRdigital
Or you can explore the following county related hashtags as of 8/24/18:
#Hawaii #Oahu #Honolulu #Maui #Kauai #CEDRdigital

CEDR is actively supporting the disaster response in the Hawaiian islands. Below you will find a list of resources related to disaster assistance and support, organized by different levels of government. This page will continue to expand over the next few days, so please return to find updated information.

Federal          State        Local       Other Resources

 

FEMA Official Hurricane Lane Information and Resources Map

Please wait 30 seconds for all the different maps to load.
Use this map to find open shelters, flood zones, current weather conditions and alerts to learn where it’s already flooded. You can scroll backwards and forwards using the blue arrows at the bottom of the screen to see other maps and the dashboard. Please click on magnifying glass icon to access your local information.

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Federal Government

FEMA Region 9 – The Federal Emergency Management Agency – Region 9 – serves the states of AZ, CA, HI, NV and the Pacific Islands. To find out more or to receive emergency alerts, locate information about shelters and support services in your area download the FEMA app at: https://www.fema.gov/mobile-app
Website: https://www.fema.gov/fema-region-ix-arizona-california-hawaii-nevada-pacific-islands
Twitter: @femaregion9

Disaster Assistance – is a FEMA program that helps support those impacted by disaster in a number of ways. You can find out more or apply for services online at: www.disasterassistance.gov. You can also call the Disaster Survivors Line at 800-621-3362. Find more info at: www.fema.gov/individual-disaster-assistance

Department of Health and Human Services – Region 9 – serves the states of AZ, CA, HI, NV and the Pacific Islands. For information about their health-related services, follow them on twitter or visit them at:
Website: https://portal.ehawaii.gov/
Twitter: @HHSRegion9 ‏
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HHS

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Hawaii State Government Links

Emergency Management Agency
Website: http://dod.hawaii.gov/hiema/
Twitter: @Hawaii_EMA
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HawaiiEMA/

Hawaii State Department of Health
Website: http://health.hawaii.gov/
Twitter: @HIgov_Health
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HawaiiDOH

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Local County Government Links for Each Island

Maui County Website: https://www.mauicounty.gov/
Maui Dept of Transportation: http://hidot.hawaii.gov/highways/home/maui/maui-state-roads-and-highways/

Honolulu County Website: http://www.honolulu.gov/
Honolulu Dept of Transportation: http://hidot.hawaii.gov/highways/home/hawaii/state-roads-and-highways/

Kauai County Website: https://www.kauai.gov/
Kauai Dept of Transportation: http://hidot.hawaii.gov/highways/home/kauai/kauai-state-roads-and-highways/

Oahu County Website: http://www.honolulu.gov/
Oahu Dept of Transportation: http://hidot.hawaii.gov/highways/home/oahu/oahu-state-roads-and-highways/

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Other Resources

 Distress Line
Website: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline
Twitter: @distressline
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/samhsa

Aloha United Way 211– Provides information on a number of support services including: food, shelter, etc.
Website:  https://portal.ehawaii.gov/residents/211-get-help/
Tel # 2-1-1- or 1-877-275-6569
Text Only info line: 877-275-6569 Please include zip code in text.

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#RememberingHarvey

 One Last Check-in  

It’s been a year since I opened my Twitter account in the early morning hours, to read the pleas of  strangers from Houston whose desperation compelled me to find a way to help. And I did find ways, through specific hashtags that emerged on Twitter, in the form of #HarveySOS and #HarveyRescue, just as there were helpers on the ground, so too were there helpers online. Through the flurry of tweets, I saw that even the helpers needed help. So I volunteered, and after a week of all of us working through long days and sleepless nights, I was surprised and amazed at what a group of determined individuals can do to help others.  

One year later, I’m still wondering how that single mother or that elderly couple are doing, the first individuals whose rescue I helped facility. They were the first individuals I helped. In the hours and days that followed there would be many more. I’ve said prayers for all of them many times, hoping they were well and finding comfort and healing in their communities. There’s a part of me that still wonders how they are still today.

On the days I needed reassurance that they’re okay, I went to Twitter and followed the hashtag #HoustonStrong. There, I found inspiration seeing the drive, determination and resilience they found in their community. That reassurance has allowed me to move on spiritually and emotionally, and to continue to help others. I am grateful that I could use my skills and knowledge to be of service, just as others were there for me, when I went through Hurricane Sandy.   

One lesson I learned from the volunteer calls last year, and from watching Houston’s progress, is that it’s important to continue to talk and share our thoughts and feelings long after the event is over in order to process the lingering impact. Seeing the City of Houston’s tweet this morning brought tears to my eyes, because they know full well exactly what everyone in Hawaii is going through.

Through that tweet I finally realized why we continue being disaster volunteers in some form or another: because we know we can make a difference by reaching out and supporting others through their crisis, just as Houston did this morning. So today I want to thank my fellow Harvey volunteers, for caring enough to do the impossible with very little, for remaining undaunted by the challenge, and for stepping up to help. I especially want to thank and salute Houstonians for their resilient spirit and drive, which continues to inspire me each day.


Now I hope you’ll share your story of impact and resilience with us, and through sharing, in the comments or via twitter we can all continue healing together. Let us know how you’re doing using the hashtags below.  It may be a year later, but we all still care.

California Wildfires Resources

California Wildfires

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Update: 22 Aug 2018 – 1:30 AM ET

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Página en Español 

 

Follow the conversation on all the California Wildfires we are actively working on via twitter at: @CEDRdigital

CEDR is actively supporting the disaster response on the following three wildfires: #Carr Fire, #Mendocino Complex Fire and the #Holy Fire.

To find a list of fire related resources, disaster assistance, or to access an official detailed map with current information regardomg evacuations, shelters for humans and pets, etc., follow the links below.

#CarrFire Map and Disaster Assistance Resources

#HolyFire Map and Disaster Assistance Resources

#MendocinoComplex Map and Disaster Assistance Resources

 

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Incendios en California

Siga la conversación sobre los incendios forestales en California en los cuales estamos activamente trabajando a través de Twitter en: @CEDRdigital

CEDR está siguiendo activamente los siguientes incendios forestales de #Carr, #Mendocino Complex y #Holy.

Para verificar el estado actual de los mismos, descargar una lista de recursos relacionados con los incendios o para acceder a un mapa oficial con información actual detallada con evacuaciones, refugios para humanos y mascotas, etc., siga los enlaces en las paginas a continuación.

#Carr Fire/Incendio – Mapa Y Recursos De Asistencia Para Desastres

#Holy Fire/Incendio – Mapa Y Recursos De Asistencia Para Desastres

 

#CARR FIRE MAP & DISASTER ASSISTANCE RESOURCES

Carr Fire Map and Disaster Assistance Resources 

Current CEDR Status: Active

CEDR is currently crowd-sourcing and posting official information via our twitter (@CEDRdigital) and facebook accounts. We will make sure the information on this page remains updated, so please make sure you return to check for updates.

County Resources for #Carr Fire Victims – https://www.co.shasta.ca.us/index/hhsa_index/carr-fire-news-and-resources

211 NorCal List of Recovery and Fire Assistance Resources – http://211norcal.org/shasta/disaster-response/resources/

#Carr Fire Recovery Resources – https://bit.ly/2w1OnP7

CA State Wildfire Recovery Resources http://wildfirerecovery.org/

CA State Disaster Help Information Center – http://www.cdss.ca.gov/Disaster-Help-Center
FEMA Disaster Assistance – https://www.disasterassistance.gov/

#HOLYFIRE MAP & DISASTER ASSISTANCE RESOURCES

#Holy Fire Map & Disaster Assistance Resources

Current CEDR Status: Active

CEDR is currently crowd-sourcing and posting official information via our twitter (@CEDRdigital) and facebook accounts. We will make sure the information on this page remains updated, so please make sure you return to check for updates.
 
List of Resources for Orange County https://bit.ly/2ntOkYz

List of Resources for Riverside Countyhttps://rivcoready.org/ActiveEvents

CA State Disaster Help Information Center –  http://www.cdss.ca.gov/Disaster-Help-Center

CA State Wildfire Recovery Resources  http://wildfirerecovery.org/

FEMA Disaster Assistancehttps://www.disasterassistance.gov/

Orange/Riverside Map – https://bit.ly/2Ov5yjB
 

#MENDOCINO FIRE MAP & DISASTER ASSISTANCE RESOURCES

Mendocino Fire Map & Disaster Assistance Resources

Current CEDR Status: Active
 

CEDR is currently crowd-sourcing and posting official information via our twitter (@CEDRdigital) and facebook accounts. We will make sure the information on this page remains updated, so please make sure you return to check for updates.
 
Mendocino Complex Fire Recovery Resourceshttp://www.211mendocino.org/

Resource Links for Residents of Mendocino County –  http://bit.ly/2w0kgYs

Resource Links for Residents of Trinity Countyhttp://bit.ly/2KMaLBi

CA State Wildfire Recovery Resources  http://wildfirerecovery.org/

CA State Disaster Help Information Center –  http://www.cdss.ca.gov/Disaster-Help-Center

FEMA Disaster Assistancehttps://www.disasterassistance.gov/

#HOLY – EVACUACIÓN, ASISTENCIA Y RECURSOS

Incendio #Holy – Asistencia, Recursos y Mapa de Evacuación

Estado Actual de CEDR: Activo

CEDR está recopilando información oficial para compartirla con el público a través de twitter (@CEDRdigital) y facebook. Nos aseguraremos de que la información en esta página permanezca actualizada, así que asegúrese de regresar para verificar si hay actualizaciones.

Lista de recursos del Condado de Orange: http://bit.ly/2Mbpnjl

Lista de recursos del Condado de Riverside: http://connectriverside.org/about-211/

Lista de Recursos de Asistencia Estatal para Víctimas de Incendiohttp://bit.ly/2OWHpUa

Guía de Asistencia por Desastres para Californianos Inmigrantes – http://bit.ly/2MeosyA

Asistencia Federal Para Desastres (FEMA) – https://www.disasterassistance.gov/es

Mapa del Condado de Orange y Riverside (en Inglés)http://bit.ly/2Ov5yjB