power outage

emPOWER map: Health disaster preparedness through geographic data

Power outage during disasters like this one caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 can be crucial for people relying on electric medical equipment (Image: Kevin Deamandel)

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) of USA has released a map based on geographic data to support during disasters and emergencies patients whose lives rely on electric medical devices.


Publishing Date: 

Fri, 03/07/2015 - 10:57





Fri, 07/03/2015

UN-SPIDER news: 


International Charter activated for Hurricane Sandy

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated twice in the context of Hurricane Sandy - the largest Atlantic tropical storm system on record. UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA activated the mechanism on 29 October 2012 for Haiti. Hurricane Sandy tore through the Caribbean between 26-28 October, leaving a reported 51 dead in Haiti and another 15 missing.


Publishing Date: 

Tue, 13/11/2012 - 11:27


Tue, 11/13/2012
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