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Department of Geography

HVRI develops app to document damage from recent floods

Chris Emrich interviewed in local media about a damage reporter app developed by HVRI.

The Department of Geography has already been involved in helping the local community recover from an unprecented flood event that destroyed many local homes. One way they are helping efforts going forward is through the creation of a damage reporter app that enables citizens to report local damage and people in need. Chris Emrich of the Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute was interviewed in the local media discussing the app. The app should provide considerable assistance to aid organizations in Columbia, but the hope is that it will also be used worldwide when responding to future disasters.