Tagged: disasters

Red Cross Hawaii State Chapter

Online Auction to Benefit Hawaii Red Cross

The Hawaii State Chapter of the American Red Cross has been around since 1917, long enough to have helped people after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, the Hilo tsunami in 1946, and...

MERCI Emergency Assessment App Opens Up

MERCI Emergency Assessment App Opens Up

Last year, Hawaii-based consulting engineering firm Oceanit showed off an iPhone app that it had developed to help Hawaii State Civil Defense speed up disaster documentation. Dubbed MERCI, or Mobile Emergency Response and Command Interface,...

Class on Social Media in Disaster Response Previewed

Class on Social Media in Disaster Response Previewed

A federal program to train government employees, first responders, and other disaster response personnel in the use of services like Twitter and Facebook got its first trial run yesterday. The Hawaii-based National Disaster Preparedness...