Riskmap.us launches for Broward County, FL in advance of Hurricane Irma

September, 2017


With Hurricane Irma bearing down on South Florida, the Urban Risk Lab launched a pilot of a crowd sourced map that gathers real time reports of flooding for use by the public and emergency first responders. Similar to Petabencana.id in Indonesia, Riskmap.us harnesses the power of social media to gather, sort, and display information about flooding in real time. Currently operating in Broward County, we hope to expand the platform to more US locations in the near future. 

MIT News Article