Monday, October 5, 2015

Geo-Tagged Map Shows Impact of Hurricane Joaquin in Real Time


Map illustrates damage reports as hurricane hits North Carolina.


BOULDER, Colo. — Oct. 5, 2015— VisionLink, a community inspired software and consulting company, has developed a free, shareable, real-time, geo-tagged map depicting actual damage reports produced by Hurricane Joaquin.

VisionLink is partnering with local churches and community groups to poll between 2,000-3,000 people throughout North Carolina. The goal is to provide the public, media outlets and participating organizations with locally vetted information about the hurricane’s impact from those living in the storm's path.

“Todays technology allows us to gather information like never before and in this case, directly from those impacted by the hurricane to improve situational awareness and promote whole community recovery. This tool allows anyone in the country to track the impact of this major weather event,” said Dr. Douglas Zimmerman, president and CEO of VisionLink.

VisionLink encourages local and national media to share and embed this unique map on their websites to better educate their audience on the hurricane’s progress and impact. For instructions to view, share or add the map to your own site, please visit: www.HurricaneJoaquinMap.com


About VisionLink

VisionLink has been supporting communities since 1991. VisionLink manages millions of client records for our customers, who in turn manage information about human service providers, government agencies, volunteers and donors, and schools and employers in 8,000 communities across the United States and in more than 100 countries around the world.

It is reassuring to know that VisionLink software has been tested like no other. During Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, VisionLink became the nation's system of record for millions of people and thousands of shelters. VisionLink now provides mission critical systems for the American Red Cross (National Shelter System, the Client Assistance Network, and Safe & Well), United Ways, agencies supporting aging adults, federal and state government departments, international pharmaceutical and medical equipment donors, as well as many large and small nonprofit organizations across the nation and around the world.

More information about VisionLink can be found at http://www.VisionLink.org

Media Contact: 
Ray Thompson
Aaron Titus
303.402.0170x2