The ultimate mission of ‘Master Level High-Tech Webinars’ is to assist the process of learning to use mobile and high-tech devices. The following highlights a few of the reasons for creation of the service, gravity of the cause, and the basis for campaigning on Indiegogo.com. Other than volunteers 50 Million+ have nowhere else to turn.
As the world seemingly attempts to prepare for more extreme weather, crop shortages, epidemics, and global conflicts, digital communication will be more important than ever. Each of these issues have shown that being disconnected can have devastating consequences for all ages, particularly the elderly as during Hurricane Katrina, more than 70% of those who died were over 60. After the 2007 Witch Creek fire in San Diego County, elderly struggled to get compensation for lost belongings. In 2012, when Hurricane Sandy hit New York, thousands turned to social media for safety updates, but many elderly residents were unable to take advantage of such networks. It took over 100 lives and most were over the age of 65.
National Geographic – The Mobile Device could save you from an Earthquake by giving you enough time to get to safety. You really don’t want to be in a major earthquake especially near the epicenter. It’s the most violent there and there is no time to look for shelter. This is a situation where seconds of warning can make the difference between life and death and now there’s an app for that.
The USGS is spending millions on the continued development of an early warning system called ShakeAlert that will use texts & emails to alert people that a quake has just occurred. Finding Heartbeats in Rubble (Video)
Homeland Security News Wire - Smartphones could help save hundreds of thousands of lives in the aftermath of a natural disaster or humanitarian crisis. Software developed by computer scientists could help quickly and accurately locate missing people, rapidly identify those suffering from malnutrition and direct people towards safe zones.
Value of Smartphones in a Disaster – On Nov. 17 2013 in central Illinois a weather system spawned 87 tornadoes and an EF-4 ripped a scar through the city of Washington with winds up to 200mph. That tornado damaged the roof of my grandparents’ house while shredding other homes in their cul-de-sac before flattening two home belonging to other family members, thankfully, no one was injured
I thought I’d ride out the storm at my parent’s house a few blocks away. As we stood in the basement, I tried checking my phone to no avail, little did I know a half-mile-wide twister was shredding homes 8-miniutes away. I finally reached Facebook and read the news from a cousin, “Dad and Mom has sped back to the house, just in time to see my brother climbing out of the basement through the rubble – wearing a pair of Dad’s shoes and socks”. How did she know? Her mobile phone.
(This article also covers 5 points in the use of a mobile device when a disaster strikes.)
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