Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Members of DHN Activates for Indonesia EQ/Tsunami

Members of DHN Activates for Indonesia EQ/Tsunami

Washington, DC. Help Earth Foundation (HEF) and fellow members of Digital Humanitarian Network (DHN), a virtual network that supports the activities of its members to reduce human suffering globally by leveraging modern technology,  and will be using physical and online skills after Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (ASEAN) asked member of DHN to offer support.

As reported by ASEAN, On Friday (28/09) at 13.59 hrs, an earthquake with a strength of 5.9 SR and updated to 6.0 SR Lok: 0.35 LS, 119.82 BT (The epicenter was at land 61 km north of Palu), Depth: 10 km shook the Kab. Donggala, Prov. Central Sulawesi. Earthquake with magnitude 7.7 magnitude strength which is then updated by BMKG to magnitude 7.4 shook the Palu City and Donggala, Central Sulawesi at 17:02 hrs causing more damages. Earthquake epicentre was recorded at 10 km depth, 27 km northeast of Donggala, Central Sulawesi.

Further, A Tsunami struck Talise beach in Palu City and beaches in Donggala and some settlements and buildings on the beach. Assessment and data collection on the number of victims are still underway.

HEF began; monitoring #sulawesi on Friday, September 28th after seen an Instagram post shot of the Tsunami from an eyewitness that was shared from a surfer Kelly Slater.  As of Today HEF will work, virtually, along side of fellow #Crisis Free Agents on the Open Street Map projects, while fellow members of DHN will be providing Crisis Data and translators and interpreters.

According to the population census data of 2010, 1,536,367 are potentially affected by this event across 6 regencies and 85 districts. Initial reports (as at 30 September) have estimated 832 casualties with over 540 injuries and 29 missing across 934 affected villages. There are currently over 16,732 displaced persons being housed with 24 evacuation sites. Note that this figures are still expected to rise. Currently, 264 bodies have been recovered with 87 disaster victims being identified by National Police.

DHN was requested to help in the following areas. :

1) Real-time media monitoring of mainstream and social media
2) Support to OSM on the following: http://tasks.openstreetmap.id/project/45
http://tasks.openstreetmap.id/project/78
3) Rapid geo-location of pictures from social media, event-data and infrastructure data
4) Creation of live crisis maps for decision support
5) Crowdsourcing support for satellite imagery analysis
6) Time-sensitive web-based research

Press Release Link https://www.prlog.org/12732724-members-of-dhn-activate-for-indonesia-eqtsunami.html

Sunday, August 5, 2018

When BuyingThis TShirt you support #ProtestMusicProject and 5Wins.



BuyingThis(TM) Tshirt is a why to show your a supporter of protest music and the Protest Music Project. and support 

WASHINGTON - July 30, 2018 - PRLog -- District of Columbia based Volta Sound Lab and Producer Nelson Jacobsen will lead aptly named Protest Music Project which will start based upon a compilation of protest music that is brewing and not as of yet had a place to be heard. Have a song that is protesting climate change, inequity, Trump this Protest Music Project needs your music

All funds raised will be paid directly to Producer Nelson R Jacobsen for Outreach, Protest and Tshirts come together for Protest Music Project.. read about here 

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Become a Help Earth Ambassador


AU PARK, D.C. - June 28, 2018 - PRLog -- Help Earth to launch Here to Serve an initiative to sign up and train Ambassador digitally and starting in the District of Columbia in person.

The Help Earth Foundation As a long time Social Media Emergency Management SMEM partner with the Digital Humanitarian Network, Tech@State, Random Hacks of Kindness and Crisis Free Agents going back to the Boxer Day Tsunami in 2004 HEF has worked on the front line of some our century's greatest disasters and being situated in the Nation's Capitol city we've also seen how technology hasn't made its way to too many communities in places like the District;  As, HEF has made a concerted effort to help launching AnacostiaTownCenter.net and it's listserv in 2004 HEF believes the best way to help more communities is to train others on how to do this themselves and know via our ambassadorships that together we can grow our Connect to Your Community Online mission.

Help Earth feels that with a growing need for crisis responders or just those seeking to give back in their community will benefit by tapping into our Here to Serve program and become part of the solution.

If you share our mission and want to participate in activities and endeavors please take a moment to fill out this form https://goo.gl/forms/FhfrNYmOwIIrDBa72

Saturday, September 2, 2017

#Harvey is a #Hazmat Situation -Updated


CNN is reporting that tests from Independent firm,  A&B Labs, is showing alarming rates of E.Colia Fecal Matter and all of the requirements for the Necrotizing fasciitis (NF), AKA Flesh Eating Bacteria.   Anyone in areas that have Harvey Flood Waters must start to take extreame causion when entering water with any open cuts or wounds.

HEF has reviewed  State of Texas Mitigation Plan Update 2013 and didn't see any provision or planning for Hazmat situations and it should also be noted that this plan that the Counties haven't made their plans interoperable with the overall State plan. 

HEF is looking for any #CrisisMappers and #Hazmat Experts to working on this on going and developing issue. 

#HarveyHazmat needs to be used on Social Media to make everyone aware of this dangerous issue. 

#HEF_Harvey_Hazmat_update1 


#HEF_Harvey_Hazmat_Update2

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Mandatory Evacuations for Crosby TX Arkema Chemical Plant




A HazMat report of multiable oil spills in #Westhoff & #Hochheim TX.

Harvey damages oil tanks, spilling 30,000 gallons of crude


Burlington Resources Oil and Gas. reported

16,170-gallon (385 barrels) oil leak

13,272-gallon (316 barrels) spill


reported on Fox News.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Need Home Have Home for Harvey


Help Earth Foundation has stood up a crowdmap project called Need Home | Have Home with the goal of getting homes to those that need them from those that have them to give.  NeedHomeHaveHome.org is the Social Network for this project and the #CrowdMap can be found on the Ushiati platfrom https://nhhh.ushahidi.io

We're looking for CrisisMapper and CrisisFreeAgents . 


Nelson Jacobsen, Chairman

Help Earth Foundation