Breakout Session II: Science / Community Preparedness

2:00pm - 3:00pm: 

  1. Radar Satellites for Emergency Response to Storm-Induced Flooding
  2. A GIS Study of Showing the Importance of Wearing Facemask During COVID Pandemic

Summary

Radar Satellites for Emergency Response to Storm-Induced Flooding

Coastal areas face high risk from hurricanes and tropical storms that threaten life and property and increase flood risks to coastal communities. In the last few decades, flood frequency, intensity, duration, and devastation have increased in coastal states. Geospatial technology provides information necessary for rapid response to disasters and saves lives and prevents future damage in an emergency situation.

Presenter(s)

Reda Amer

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A GIS Study of Showing the Importance of Wearing Facemask During COVID Pandemic

The coronavirus outbreak began in December 2019 in Wuhan, the largest city in China. USA reported its first coronavirus case on January 20, in Washington State. The first case in Texas state was declared in March 4, from there Texas has become the first state to hit 1 million infected person in total affected by corona virus.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized the new coronavirus as a pandemic, as of 25 November 2020, more than 60 million cases have been reported in 188 countries and territories, resulting in more than 1,422,671 deaths. Up to now the total number of COVID-19 cases in Texas has already hit 1.21 M with the total death of 21,500 people. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. One of the most effective way for this is to wear mask. This GIS analysis presents that, the spreading rate of the virus lessens at least a little bit by wearing facial mask. And it will help the people of South East Texas to prepare for resilience and recovery, which is the main goal of the summit.

Presenter(s)

Suranjana Chatterjee

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