Welcome to CrisisWiki!
The goal of the wiki is to create an editable directory of resources related to disasters and crises around the world. What sets CrisisWiki apart from other disaster wikis is that we intend to design the wiki so it can accommodate resources for any disaster, rather than just one specific event, as well as aggregate local, state, national and international emergency preparedness resources before a disaster strikes. For more information on CrisisWiki, please see our project wiki or contact Andy Carvin at acarvin AT npr dot org or @acarvin on Twitter. Our discussion area is the CrisiWiki Google Group. For realtime collaboration, use IRC channel #crisiswiki on Freenode.net. If you don't have an IRC client, use IRC webchat.
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Most Recent Emergencies:
|2013 Moore (OK) Tornado||245643320 May 2013|
|2013 Fertilizer Plant Explosion in the City of West Texas||245640017 April 2013|
|2013 Boston Marathon Bombings||245639815 April 2013|
|2013 Tornadoes||24562941 January 2013|
|2012 Hurricane Sandy||245622524 October 2012|
|… further results|
Sections of the wiki in need of volunteers
See also Current events
The following emergencies are ongoing and need emergency resources:
- 2013 Moore (OK) Tornado May
- 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings April
- 2013 Fertilizer Plant Explosion in the City of West Texas April
- 2013 Tornadoes
Recent emergencies, winding down or in recovery
The following countries, states/provinces, and related cities need emergency resources:
- Queensland flooding
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
- Indonesia (see province table)
What kind of resources are we looking for?
- Summaries of news resources. News websites, blogs and other relevant resources.
- Getting help during or after an emergency. Websites and phone numbers related to getting assistance, including getting food, water, shelter or medical attention.
- Giving help during or after an emergency. Ways to donate money or supplies, volunteer, and assist in other ways.
- Preparing for a disaster. Emergency preparedness resources including evacuation routes, weatherproofing tips, etc.
How can you help?
- Let people know what city, state or country you plan to research by editing our Research Assignments page.
- Add a city, state or country by clicking on the continent it resides in and following the directions on each page: Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australasia, Europe, North America, South America.
- Add resources for a city, state or country:
- Find the page for a geographic location by using the search box or the browse list below. If the page doesn't exist, follow the above directions.
- Please enter resources on the page that best represents their geographic reach. Local evacuation routes would be entered on the page for your city, for example. Be sure to include identifying information in the title of your resource so that users can tell the difference between shelters in different cities. You can see the Wikipedia style guide for more information on titling.
- Do a search to see if the resource already exists. If it does, modify it to add the areas that it covers.
- Pick the resource sub-types that match the resource you are adding. If you are adding a resource that provides a wide range of services, please select only "General Aid" or pick 1-2 sub-types to place the resource under.
Adding Resource Sub-types
Edit the Resource Sub Type page and add an allows value entry to the list.
- Emergencies: 2010 Chile Earthquake And Pacific Tsunami, 2010 Christchurch NZ Earthquake, 2010 Colombia Floods, 2010 Dengue Epidemic, 2010 Gulf Coast Oil Spill, 2010 Gulf Oil Spill, 2010 Haiti Cholera Epidemic, 2010 Hurricane Igor, 2010 Hurricane Karl, 2010 Hurricane Tomas, 2010 Java Volcano Eruptions, 2010 Qinghai Earthquake, 2010 Typhoon Megi, 2010-Oct Sumatra Earthquake, 2010–2011 Queensland floods, 2011 April-25-28 Southeast US Tornado Outbreak, 2011 Christchurch NZ Earthquake, 2011 Cyclone Yasi, 2011 Hurricane Irene, 2011 Rio de Janeiro floods and mudslides, 2011 Sendai Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, 2011 Texas Wildfires, 2012 April 3 Dallas-Ft. Worth Area Tornadoes, 2012 Colorado wildfires, 2012 Hurricane Isaac, 2012 Hurricane Sandy, 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings, 2013 Fertilizer Plant Explosion in the City of West Texas, 2013 Moore (OK) Tornado, 2013 Tornadoes, China Floods 2010, Haiti earthquake of January 2010, Hurricane Alex 2010, Hurricane Earl, Kalamazoo River Oil Spill, March 2012 Midwest Tornadoes, Midwest Blizzard 2011, Pakistan Floods 2010, Russian Wildfires 2010, Tennessee Floods of Spring 2010, Tropical Storm Bonnie 2010
- Continents: Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australasia, Europe, North America, South America
- Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Curacao, Czech Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti … further results
- States/Provinces: Abra (Philippines), Aguascalientes (Mexico), Alabama (USA), Alaska (USA), Alberta (Canada), American Samoa (USA), Amman Governorate (Jordan), Anegada (British Virgin Islands), Antigua (Antigua and Barbuda), Antipodes Islands (New Zealand), Apayao (Philippines), Arizona (USA), Arkansas (USA), Artibonite Department (Haiti), Atlántico Department (Colombia), Atlántida Department (Honduras), Auckland Islands (New Zealand), Auckland Region (New Zealand), Aurora (Philippines), Australian Capital Territory (Australia), Azad Kashmir (Pakistan), Baja California (Mexico), Baja California Sur (Mexico), Balochistan (Pakistan), Banten (Indonesia), Barbuda (Antigua and Barbuda), Batanes (Philippines), Bay Islands Department (Honduras), Bay of Plenty Region (New Zealand), Belize District (Belize), Bengkulu (Indonesia), Benguet (Philippines), Biobío Region (Chile), Bogotá (Colombia), Bolívar Department (Colombia), Bonaire (Netherlands), Bora Bora (French Polynesia), Bounty Islands (New Zealand), British Columbia (Canada), Cagayan (Philippines), Caicos Islands (Turks and Caicos), California (USA), Campbell Islands (New Zealand), Campeche (Mexico), Canterbury Region (New Zealand), Cayo District (Belize), Central Java (Indonesia), Centre Department (Haiti), Chatham Islands (New Zealand), Chiapas (Mexico) … further results
- Cities: Abbottabad (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan), Abilene (TX) (Texas, USA), Adezai (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan), Ahmadpur East (Punjab, Pakistan), Akumal (Quintana Roo, Mexico), Alamo (TX) (Texas, USA), Alexandria (VA) (Virginia, USA), Alice (TX) (Texas, USA), Alpuri (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan), Alton (TX) (Texas, USA), Alvarado (Ver.) (Veracruz, Mexico), Alvin (TX) (Texas, USA), Amarillo (TX) (Texas, USA), Amberley (NZ) (Canterbury Region, New Zealand), Amman (Amman Governorate, Jordan), Anahuac (TX) (Texas, USA), Angelina County (TX) (Texas, USA), Angleton (TX) (Texas, USA), Anniston (Alabama, USA), Aného (Lacs (Togo), Togo), Aransas County (Texas, USA), Aransas Pass (Texas, USA), Arcola (TX) (Texas, USA), Arifwala (Punjab, Pakistan), Arlington (TX) (Texas, USA), Ashland (Alabama, USA), Ashland City (Tennessee, USA), Attock (Punjab, Pakistan), Auburn (Alabama, USA), Auckland City (Auckland Region, New Zealand), Austin (TX) (Texas, USA), Austwell (TX) (Texas, USA), Ayubia (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan), Babuyan Group of Islands (Cagayan, Philippines), Bacalar (Quintana Roo, Mexico), Bacliff (TX) (Texas, USA), Baggao (Cagayan, Philippines), Bahawalnagar (Punjab, Pakistan), Bahawalpur (Punjab, Pakistan), Bahawalpur District (Punjab, Pakistan), Baldwin County (AL) (Alabama, USA), Banda Daud Shah (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan), Bandung (West Java, Indonesia), Bannu (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan), Barnstable (Massachusetts, USA), Barnstable County (MA) (Massachusetts, USA), Basseterre (Saint Kitts, Saint Kitts and Nevis), Bastrop (TX) (Texas, USA), Bastrop County (TX) (Texas, USA), Batkhela (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan) … further results