This concept is the essences of the Aftermath Data app. When it comes to disasters and emergencies we are all people, humans, and Americans. If there is a silver lining in a disaster it is the good that it brings out of people willing and wanting to help each other. Often there is a big desire to help but we are unsure how to help or who to help. The Aftermath Data app helps connect people needing help with those who can help.
- Install the Aftermath Data mobile app prior to a disaster
- Identify yourself as a responder or regular user
- Share the app with others and get to know it before a disaster
- Monitor the app to see who is in need, where and what is needed to respond
- Don’t respond to requests for help you are not qualified to handle
- Always attempt to call 911 to ensure professionally trained responders are informed
- Go next door and talk through the preparation being done
- Set up a communication plan to check-in after the disaster passes
- Check on older people who may not have the physical or mental capacity to plan
- If someone is home health care or a homebound patient, inquire to their evacuation plan
- Encourage vets and caregivers to post status info for family and friends in other areas
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