A Crowd-Sourced Disater Relief 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

Allows users to signal:

"In Need of Help"

"Reporting a Potentially Hazardous Situation"

"On my way to help"

Then depending on the selection, the application asks the user questions in order to allow everyone 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 is Made

Google Maps API, Google Firebase, css, js, HTML

Where it is Going

Things I want to add include:

sending a text messages color coding to correlate to degree of distress add analytics more detail tracking of rescuers