We believe similar cat risk technology could be used to assist emergency authority to promote post-event social and humanitarian response and are delighted to make that happen.
Resources for ordinary emergency response organizations at urban scales are insufficient to deal with aftermath of big natural disasters. Quick estimations of geographical extent of affected area as well as the volume of physical damage and number of casualties are quite crucial in emergency management and prioritization for proper distribution of available resources.
We have used our cat risk modeling experience in developing real-time damage and casualty estimation systems for local authorities in several mega cities. The primary objectives for such tool as decision support system are to help disaster managers towards rapid emergency response. The system get activated based on ground motion received from local stations which leads to automated estimation of damage and causality and delivery of results and alerts to authorities via various communication systems in minutes after the event.