...or how Amateur Radio Operators and SWLs may assist from far away in disaster response efforts
Google has put together an interactive map combing radar, satellite images,
forecasts, Red Cross shelters, etc. for Hurricane Sandy.
On the following page they have a link: "Tools for First Responders".
They've been doing this since Katrina.
let's brainstorm how these tools may assist in our EmComm efforts and how HAMs and SWLs (who are remote from the affected area of a disaster) may be able to assist in Disaster Response efforts by transcribing data received while monitoring the airwaves. It's certainly not necessary to be "in the front lines" as a HAM or SWL to be able to help those in need.
I credit Irv W4IWK for making me aware of this resource.
vy 73 de Marcus KD0JKM