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Open Data Response for the California Wildfires

Multiple fires are currently burning in California. The Camp Fire north of Sacramento destroyed the town of Paradise, burning over 7,600 structures, most of them homes. The Camp Fire has burned over 125,000 acres and is approximately 30% contained, according to CAL FIRE. The Woolsey fire, has swept through parts…

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#HackABetterWorld for Refugees

There were 68.5 million individuals in 2017 who were forced to flee their homes due to persecution, war or violence – the largest number of individuals in history. Among these individuals are 25.4 million refugees, over half of which are children. The data for good community in the Bay Area…

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Open Data Response for Typhoon Yutu

Typhoon Yutu brought winds of 178 mph and flattened neighborhoods on the islands of Tinian and Saipan, in the Northern Mariana Islands, a U.S. Commonwealth in the South Pacific Ocean. The storm has displaced hundreds of residents, damaged buildings and infrastructure, and caused massive power and water outages. On the…

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Open Data Response for Hurricane Willa

Hurricane Willa, once a category 3 hurricane, has been downgraded to a tropical storm as it heads across Mexico. According to the U.S. National Hurricane Center, forecasters expect the storm to bring life-threatening storm surge, wind and heavy rainfall. After making landfall, flooding, damaged roofs and power outages have been…

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