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Re: Rescued 35,000+ People Using Waze

PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:53 pm
by Alex_vix
Impressive!

Re: Rescued 35,000+ People Using Waze

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:34 pm
by Captain_Lunasea
Truly inspirational!

Re: Rescued 35,000+ People Using Waze

PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:35 pm
by dfw_gis
Absolutely amazing.

Re: Rescued 35,000+ People Using Waze

PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:05 am
by drslump34
Amazing spontaneous initiative during the first edition.
Amazing reuse of the concept on the following unhappy events.
And a big thank you to Waze via his team Waze Crisis, who demonstrates every day his real desire to work in the citizen's interest.

Re: Rescued 35,000+ People Using Waze

PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:54 pm
by felohidalgo
Very impressive

Re: Rescued 35,000+ People Using Waze

PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:37 am
by goncalovm76
Congratulations for the initiative and the success of the operations! :D
It is so great to know that Waze could help! :D
Warm regards,

Re: Rescued 35,000+ People Using Waze

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 7:41 pm
by KarderGomes
Thank you "keepflying", you did good!!

Rescued 35,000+ People Using Waze

PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:43 pm
by keepflying
On the first day of Harvey, I was out in a boat helping rescue folks in my neighborhood. It was a mess and so disorganized.

So I made a quick website (crowdsourcerescue.com) that night to help coordinate rescues, entered maybe 20 or 30 to try to get to the next day, went to bed, and woke up to thousands. We had gone viral overnight and people self-organized around our data and website to coordinate rescues.

All told we helped rescue about 30,000 people in Harvey, we then turned around and did the same thing in Irma and Maria. We had about 12,000 rescuers sign up on the site to help rescue their neighbors.

Waze was amazing during this whole process, particularly during Harvey and Irma. The real-time road conditions through Waze was a literal life saver! We integrated it directly into our site and rescuers used it to navigate flooded streets, blockades, and hazards in order to get to victims.

Rescuers would get on to the site, be matched with a rescue case, and a Waze map would be brought up that would help them navigate to the victim. We also used Waze to help navigate large supply convoys (including a few National Guard convoys) through the flooded or destroyed streets and get critical supplies where they needed to be.

Waze was absolutely integral to our efforts and we can't sing its praises high enough. A whole bunch of survivors, rescuers, and supply trucks have Waze to thanks for saving the day. So go Waze!

Re: Rescued 35,000+ People Using Waze

PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:37 pm
by MauricioCGB
Very impressive.
Congratulations on the great idea and accomplishment of the project.

Re: Rescued 35,000+ People Using Waze

PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:33 pm
by Mvan231
Love this!