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Connectivity for Hurricane Dorian first responders

by NetHope, Inc.
Connectivity for Hurricane Dorian first responders
Connectivity for Hurricane Dorian first responders
Connectivity for Hurricane Dorian first responders
Connectivity for Hurricane Dorian first responders

Summary

Communication among those organizations and individuals responding to Hurricane Dorian was critical for saving lives and restoring normalcy. After Dorian wiped out the Bahamas communications and internet infrastructure, it was impossible for first responders to communicate and direct rescue and recovery efforts. NetHope, a consortium of global nonprofits and tech companies, stepped in to provide the powerline of internet and communications technology to get responders where they needed to be.

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Challenge

First responders require reliable communication among themselves & with the organizations performing recovery and humanitarian aid. In a situation such as Hurricane Dorian, all of the communication infrastructure was destroyed. That's where NetHope comes in. With their teams of trained experts, they are able to install and connect important hubs to the internet, such as clinics, shelters, and government agencies. Connectivity is the powerline that gives fast, accurate, and reliable information.

Solution

By installing internet connectivity, and the temporary power solutions that make them run, NetHope empowers first responders to gather information on where and who has the most critical needs to help those directly affected by the hurricane. It also allows communities hit by the hurricane the ability to connect with loved ones and to services and resources to help them find food, shelter, and medical help.

Long-Term Impact

Getting a temporary information and communication infrastructure back up and running frees other entities to concentrate on helping affected communities recover and get back on track.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.nethope.org
NetHope sets up communications networks in Bahamas

Organization Information

NetHope, Inc.

Location: Fairfax, VA - USA
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Twitter: @NetHope_org
Project Leader:
Jennifer Childs
Fairfax, VA United States
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