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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 CrisisWiki Google Group. For realtime collaboration, use IRC channel #crisiswiki on If you don't have an IRC client, use IRC webchat.

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Most Recent Emergencies:

Start date
2013 Colorado Floods 24565459 September 2013
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 Wildfires 24562941 January 2013
2013 Tornadoes 24562941 January 2013
2012 Hurricane Sandy 245622524 October 2012
2012 Hurricane Isaac 245616121 August 2012
2012 Colorado wildfires 24560889 June 2012
2012 April 3 Dallas-Ft. Worth Area Tornadoes 24560213 April 2012
… further results

Sections of the wiki in need of volunteers

Emergency status

See also Current events

Active emergencies

The following emergencies are ongoing and need emergency resources:

Recent emergencies, winding down or in recovery


The following countries, states/provinces, and related cities need emergency resources:

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?

  1. Let people know what city, state or country you plan to research by editing our Research Assignments page.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.



Resource sample: American Red Cross Mile High Chapter, Chile earthquake photo gallery from CBC, Yahoo! Directory Category for Haitian 2010 Earthquake, Člověk v tísni/People In Need, Minnesota State Government … further results

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