Disaster Relief

Team Rubicon uses DigitalGlobe technology to aid Houston residents after Hurricane Harvey

In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, there was an overwhelming need for water rescues in Texas. Despite never formally conducting floodwater rescues as an organization, Team Rubicon was moved to action by the numerous requests for assistance. On August 28—just three days after Harvey made landfall—we deployed six boat-rescue…

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Open data for Hurricane Maria relief efforts

Update 9/25/2017: Pre- and post-event data is now available on the Open Data site program page. In what has been an overwhelming hurricane season, Hurricane Maria has swept across the Virgin Islands as a Category 5 storm and Wednesday plowed into Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm leaving most of the…

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Responding to the Mexico earthquakes

Update 9/21/2017: Pre- and post-event data from the Mexico City and Southern Mexico earthquakes is available on the Open Data site. For the second time in two weeks, a powerful earthquake struck Mexico, collapsing buildings and killing hundreds. Yesterday’s 7.1-magnitude quake that struck 80 miles southeast of Mexico City was about 400…

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Hurricane Irma response

Update 9/14/2017: Flood vector data from MDA is now available on the Open Data Program event page.  Update 9/11/2017: Post-event data from Sept. 8 and Sept. 9 is available on the Open Data Program event page. Pre-event imagery is available on the Open Data Program event page as well. Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm with maximum…

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