Boulder Colorado deployment. #boulderflood #COflood

Aerial images from the Colorado Floods

(Photo By Andy Cross/The Denver Post)

After having monitored the worsening situation in and around Boulder Colorado for the last few days Disaster Tech Lab has today decided to send a core team and equipment to the Boulder area in support of the ongoing disaster response & relief effort. Our team plans to build WiFi networks, provide Internet access, VoIP services etc.  They will also establish one or more public internet facilities where we will provide Internet access for the general public complete with laptops to use.

We’re at the moment finalising the logistics for this deployment but are delighted that we can already mention that we will be working together with ITDRC and excellent organisation with whom we have worked after hurricane Sandy and after the recent tornadoes in Moore Oklahoma.

Requests for our support can already be lodged online by clicking on this link.

If you want to support us with a donation you can do so by clicking the big green button on the top right of this page.

Stay tuned for more news.

 

Update 16/09: 

The wheels are in full motion! We’re alerted a core team of volunteers who will be deploying by the middle of the week. As the EOC has requested that responding organisations refrain from deploying until the waters recede and the situation stabilizes we will hopefully commence work late Wednesday or Thursday.

We are still looking for 4-5 qualified volunteers with experience in wireless networking and VoIP. If you want to volunteer please email us.

At the moment we have the following needs for people & companies who want to support us:

  • Flight for 1px from Ireland to Denver (via Austin TX).
  • Accommodation for 2 people in or near Boulder for 1 week.
  • Use of a 4×4 vehicle for 1 week.

If you want to make a donation (in kind are also welcome) please contact us via email.

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