Hurricane Irene - Depiction in a Disaster
When Hurricane Irene hit New Jersey, PEMSTAR (Professional Emergency Management Services Training and Resources) swung into action. Over the course of five days, PEMSTAR opened one Emergency Operations Center (EOC), staffed two EOC's, sent out eight situation reports and responded to over 30 requests for assistance.
Through all this PEMSTAR used Depiction to maintain situational awareness, combining reports, maps and imagery from numerous sources as information came in. Even when Hurricane Irene knocked out Internet access, Depiction was still able to meet the needs of PEMSTAR and the agencies it supported