Crowd-sourced rescue web-app
My hometown was devastated by Hurricane Harvey in 2017. With most of southeast Texas severely flooded, the Coast Guard phone lines were too busy to get through. Many in my small town were left stranded. They relied on social media to signal for neighbor's help. Many of these social media posts went unseen for awhile, and it was difficult to match and track who had been rescued as everything was happening so fast
What it Does
Asyt.Me allows users to signal:
"In Need of Help"
"Reporting a Potentially Hazardous Situation"
"On my way to help"
This allows users to be matched up and exchange contact information in a quick and efficient way. The database is updated in real time in order to save as many people as possible in a short amount of time. This can be used in extreme disaster such as a hurricane, or everyday problems!
How it's Made
Google Maps API, Google Firebase, css, js, HTML
Where it's Going
Things I want to add include:
sending a text messages
color coding to correlate to degree of distress
more detail tracking of rescuers