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Sample MetaScenario: A Category 5 hurricane on the scale of Hurricane Andrew is fast approaching southern Florida, forcing mass evacuations in preparation for landfall. Even as the state takes its normal actions, hospitals across Florida and surrounding states are reporting unusually high numbers of patients exhibiting symptoms of a fatal and fast-spreading illness of unknown origin. Compounding both of these issues is a large population of non-English speaking residents and large elderly and disabled community. Clearly, both the pending hurricane and the rapidly spreading illness are critical priorities. All hospitals are full or in the hurricane path. Forty percent or more of the first responders are, or soon will, exhibit signs of illness, further weakening the resources typically used to help and further taxing the system. As the hurricane makes landfall, 7 million people across Florida are in an evacuation zone. Over 190,000 people are dead from the mystery illness, which is now believed to be food-born and not contagious, but still the source is unknown. Another 265,000 are requiring immediate medical attention. Furthermore, transportation workers, utility workers, and other key response workers are among those impacted by the illness, and are unable to keep up with power outages and other infrastructure failures.

Data Sharing: After reading the above scenario, tell us how you think the private sector can find ways the private sector can contribute to data integration and delivery of geospatial, social networking, and crowd-sourcing informed technologies to create a clearer, more accurate view of the event impact.

All of topics are designed to stimulate creative, out-of-the box thinking. We welcome your thoughts, ideas, or suggestions on all of the topics.

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paperwork

can you come up with a all in one paperwork for people in time of disasters to fill out instead of 5 different kind from city county state and federal

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Rethink the Appeals Process to Conform to Best Practices

Applicants are not given adequate information to make an appeal. #1. FEMA should properly disclose the line items from the original inspections so the applicant can provide documents that may challenge the number and/or quantity of items listed in the inspection. They should not be required to call the helpline or go the the DRC for this information. Only 10% to 15% of applicants ever visit the DRCs. They are entitled ...more »

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We have so many platforms to share information but few connect in existing functions such as mitigaiton, preparedness, response, and recovery or across functions. A national platform, such as in a Microsoft SharePoint would be creative way to share information. This could include mapping for response, libraries for mitigation, etc. I know we have LLIS, but a more robust system with regional groupings by State and County ...more »

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