ESRI'S SOLUTION FOR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OPERATIONS
Understanding the Potential Impact
When an incident occurs and emergency management personnel starts to monitor the situation, it is essential that they immediately comprehend the size and scale of the potential impact on the community. This understanding is vital to know who and what will be affected, which resources to deploy, and where to send them. Further, to manage an incident and coordinate an effective response, emergency personnel need access to this information as far in advance as possible, and it must be accurate.
Impact forecasting identifies who and what will be affected, and when to deploy
Quickly alerting the community of an impending disaster and knowing in advance where to deploy emergency response resources is critical to the outcome of the event. By analyzing historical trends with real-time warnings and watches along with demographic data, emergency response agencies can monitor changing conditions leading up to a disaster allowing them to anticipate when and where to act and deploy resources before the event occurs. By forecasting the potential impacts of a incident, emergency management staff also have the ability to preemptively call neighboring jurisdictions or partner organizations for additional resources, shortening response time and improving outcomes.
Live situation feeds coupled with historical data, provide the intel required to forecast the impact of a disaster.
Historical trends and geographic and demographic data are used to create impact predictions
After a large-scale wildfire, such as the one which devastated Venture and Santa Barbara Counties, mudslides can threaten local communities due to the effects of the depleted plant fortification of the soil. One of the primary and often underestimated issues following wildfires is the fact that they drastically weaken the vegetation that provides much needed root foundation for the soil covering hillsides and mountain slopes. Intelligence from historical, geographic and demographic data, can be used to produce an interactive map showing the likelihood of landslides occurring in specific areas. These maps help emergency management and government officials plan and prioritize efforts based on the locations at highest risk and which have the highest concentration of people. They also help these organizations communicate the ongoing risk to the community and ensure that citizens remained aware.
All the data you need, all in one place
Integrated within Esri's solution for emergency management operations is Esri's Living Atlas, which offers hundreds of ready-to-use data sets including community geographic and demographic information and points-of-interest information such as hospitals, gas stations, and public service roads that are important pieces to any response effort. Emergency management agencies can easily combine this wealth of information with their own mission critical information to effectively gauge the severity of the event, how to optimize response efforts, and predict when and where to take action.
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