Disaster Response

Toxic fumes from Norfolk Southern train crash in Ohio spread by wind and streams to other states

Will your be affected by toxic fumes from the Ohio train derailment? Check wind patterns with this real-time map.

Toxic chemicals spread from the Norfolk Southern train derailment in Ohio. Which way are the winds blowing the toxic fumes? Who is likely to be impacted? Who weakened train safety regulations? How much did the railroad lobby give Republicans? Who profits from loosened train safety regulations and slashing the number of railroad workers? Forget the …

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Toxic train derailment leads to environmental disaster

Mapping environmental disaster from Ohio toxic train derailment

“Ohio Train Derailment: Environmental Disaster” – Truth In Plain Sight “A 50-car pileup… 14 giant tankers that were “exposed to fire” while full of hundreds of thousands of gallons of vinyl chloride. A chemical used in PVC, vinyl chloride is flammable, toxic, and a declared brain, lung, blood, and liver carcinogen. “You can die from …

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Corporate greed creates public health hazards

Corporate lobbying is a public health hazard

Rail Companies Blocked Safety Rules Before Ohio Derailment – Lever News Norfolk Southern helped convince government officials to repeal brake rules — and corporate lobbyists watered down hazmat safety regs. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) — the Senate’s third largest recipient of rail industry campaign cash — pushed to repeal the electronic braking rule outright, before settling for …

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How to find free emergency food, shelter and clothing

How to find free emergency food, shelter and clothing

A Republican Governor (and supposed Christian) busses children thousands of miles and abandons them Christmas eve on a freezing DC sidewalk. How do they find help? Access to information can be the key to survival. Where you can find a warm shelter? Some food? Finding information in an emergency is harder as thousands of Americans …

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Hurricane exposes Property Insurance mess Republicans created in Florida

Hurricane Ian exposes PROPERTY INSURANCE MESS Florida Republicans have created

Rubio and Scott vote against storm aid. DeSantis fundraises from insurance firms while Florida residents struggle to get affordable property insurance. Follow the money, flooding and storm damage with this map. Vote for leaders who put constituents above their own political ambitions. Six Florida property insurance companies were declared insolvent this year, and others are canceling or …

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Republican racism contaminates Jackson Mississippi water supply

Jackson Mississippi: Mapping the racism in contaminated water

Republican racism contaminates the water supply in Jackson, Mississippi. “About 150,000 residents in Jackson were without safe water. Problems at one of the town’s two water-treatment plants has left many without water to drink, brush teeth or flush toilets. Residents in the majority-Black city have been on a boil-water notice since late July, and they have faced …

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Organizers deliver relief supplies faster with drive-throughs

Organizers provide emergency water faster with chatbots and drive-throughs

Organizers provide emergency water supplies to Benton Harbor (MI) residents in lead contaminated water emergency. Community organizers and volunteers help distribute supplies at the Abundant Life Church as resident line up get cases of water. How can cases of water be provided quickly while also collecting details from people getting water? How can this be …

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Tarjimly connects volunteer translators with nonprofits

TARJIMLY connects volunteer translators with nonprofits

The free Tarjimly app connects nonprofits with bi-lingual volunteers to overcome language barriers. Tarjimly was founded in 2017 to improve the lives of refugees and the efficiency of humanitarian services by eliminating language barriers. Over 9,000+ Tarjimly volunteers have helped over 17,000 refugees and aid workers in critical events during emergency medical services, asylum interviews, trauma counseling, …

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