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Accela Offers Aid After Tropical Storm Florence


Accela Opens Access to Rapid Damage Assessment Solution for Affected Communities

Tropical Storm Florence (Stuart Rankin / Flickr) In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Florence in the Carolinas, we want to help our customers and all communities who have been impacted. As we have done during and after other natural disasters, Accela is offering every impacted jurisdiction free access to our Rapid Damage Assessment (RDA) cloud solution to streamline the inspection efforts necessary to get displaced residents back into their homes quickly and safely.The RDA cloud solution includes:Mobile inspectionsBulk Inspection record creation and assignmentsPublic-facing portal for reporting of RDA results by address and areaStreamlined FEMA relief reportingAccela was proud to work with the City of New Orleans in a similar relief effort after Hurricane Katrina where the solution played a significant role in decreasing the timeline of New Orleans’ damage assessment work,… Continue reading

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Prepare for Disaster: 7 Tools Your Health Department Must Have

Jason Shueh

The technologies could aid health departments as they assist first responders and manage critical city assets

Whether it’s a five-alarm fire, an outbreak of disease or a bout of hurricane force winds, cities must be prepared for the unexpected. This is why many cities are investing in modern disaster resilience initiatives. Leaders are designing strategic plans that incorporate data and automated systems for disaster preparedness and recovery. Cities use these advances to single out gaps in emergency resources, spot vulnerable populations during hazardous incidents and adapt to service disruptions by building extra capacity for critical infrastructure. In the report Investing in Urban Resilience, the World Bank researchers Valerie-Joy Santo and Josef Leitmann,… Continue reading

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