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software helping with disaster dispatch

August 31, 2017

I’m not a fan of self-deployed volunteers during a disaster. In general, they are ill trained, get in the way, and usually end up needing to be rescued themselves.

I have to make an exception for the CONCEPT of the Cajun Navy. While I don’t see a lot of PPE and safety equipment, they are VERY organized and think out of the box.

One such thought was to tweak existing open source software to use for calling up resources:

http://www.thetowntalk.com/story/news/local/alexandria/2017/08/29/local-software-developers-helping-cajun-navy-rescue-texans/612852001/

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