News organizations have a vital role to play in keeping people informed and connected before, during, and after a natural disaster. As Hurricane Harvey approached the Gulf Coast, fellow news technologist Ben Keith and I worked together to create the Hurricane Harvey Senior Homes Tracker. The tracker allowed news organizations to collaboratively update the status of nursing homes in areas affected by the hurricane. It is embeddable in any website and free to use.
For a more complete writeup on how we approached the project, the technologies used, and how we built it, see the following blog post.