Hurricane Michael – Resources for Recovery

Activation Period : 11 Oct – 23 Oct 2018

Follow our alerts and conversation via twitter at: @CEDRdigital
Or you may explore our past and current activations via the hashtag #CEDRdigital


Federal Tools and Resources for Hurricane Michael Survivors

Official Florida accounts to follow for live updates on #Hurricane Michael

Florida State-wide Information
Twitter: @FLSERT & @FLGovScott

Map of Food Distribution Points – (Courtesy of Code for America) –

Florida Counties Emergency Management Accounts/Websites:
List of each Florida county emergency management agency and website:

Alert Florida – Statewide Notification Initiative – sign up to receive emergency alerts and other public safety notifications in your community

FREE Apps for Gas/Transportation – helps #Florida find gas for cars and generators:
Gas Buddy – – gives prices and real-time amount of gas at each station
Waze – – use live map or download app – free in #FL/Hurricane Michael

Mapping Tools:

Below you will find two interactive maps, both of which our volunteers contribute work.  The first is a Live Situational Awareness Map showing open shelters, current weather conditions, weather alerts, and more. You can  bookmark/share this Map via the Link:

The second map is a crowd-sourced story map of #HurricaneMichael showing conditions on the ground and from the air. This map is used by first responders, search and rescue crews, volunteer orgs and others in planning how best to support #BayCounty. If you want to help Floridians we have other interesting projects as well. We are sharing this map with the public due to the number of requests we have received from the public. #HurricaneMichael’s Story Map can be shared via this link:

Archive: Florence 2018

Florence 2018


Update: 29 Sept 2018 – 12:01 am ET


CEDR stepped down from its activation for #HurricaneFlorence as of the indicated time above.
Follow our conversation on #Florence via twitter at: @CEDRdigital with any of the related hashtags below along with #CEDRdigital

#Florence #FlorenceNC #NorthCarolina #SouthCarolina

CEDR actively supported the disaster response to #Florence in the states of South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Below you will find a map of shelters, weather conditions, alerts and more. for the above states. You can also bookmark/share the Map Link:



#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?