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Typhoon #Ruby / #Hagupit update.

As typhoon Ruby was making landfall in East Samar our team members started arriving in Cebu. With people flying in from Winnipeg, Belfast, London, Los Angeles and Sidney there was a worry that flights might be cancelled but luckily everyone

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Baxter Springs, Kansas KOAM news footage.

Our team deployed in Baxter Springs KS following the recent tornado there was yesterday featured on KOAM news. As mentioned in the feature, now that we’re restored most of the municipal fiber network and installed a number of public wifi

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March 2014 Arapal Camp: communication, medical care & resilience.

On March 3rd a two-man team flew from Ireland via Manila to Cebu in the Philippines for a short 1 week deployment in Arapal Camp. Their mission was to assess the ongoing communications project and plan the implementation of further

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Philippines progress update.

Progress has been made but there is much more to do! Yesterday our Swedish volunteer Rickard departed for home and handed over the tech work to Eric who had arrived from the US the day before. Yesterday also saw Sean,

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Philippines deployment update.

November 15th 2013: As posted here earlier this week, we’re sending a team to the Philippines and plan to send another team a week later. Location wise we’ve decided to concentrate on the area North of Cebu which has been

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Typhoon #Yolanda telecoms restoration update.

We received an update on the status and repairs being carried our on telecoms networks across the Philippines. The report has been compiled and distributed by the GSM Association. Typhoon Yolanda MNO Updates Network Restoration Activities 14-11-2013 Operator Location Status

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October 2nd; Colorado flood update.

Apologies for the absence of updates here. We’ve been very busy working to reconnect communities in flood hit areas of Colorado. A full update will be posted here shortly but in the meantime you can follow our progress on our

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Boulder Colorado flooding (update).

Disaster Tech Lab is in the middle of responding to the flooding which has hit the greater Boulder, Colorado area. The floods have devastated the area with 17,494 homes damaged, 1,502 homes destroyed, 11,700 people having been evacuated and 1,253

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Moore, Oklahoma wireless signal survey report

Moore, Oklahoma Wireless Signal Assessment Version 1 May 25th 2013-05-25 Evert Bopp Disaster Tech Lab www.disastertechlab.org Following our experiences during our deployment after Superstorm Sandy we learned that a wireless signal assessment done early in a deployment is of considerable

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Superstorm Sandy wireless communications assesment.

As part of our analysis of the post Superstorm Sandy disaster response we’ve compiled a “wireless communications assesment”. The content of this can be read below: SUPERSTORM SANDY WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS ASSESMENT   December 23rd 2012   Evert Bopp   Haiti

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