On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico as a high-end Category 4 Hurricane, as the tenth-most intense Atlantic hurricane on record. Hurricane Maria has left an estimated 3.4 million people without power in Puerto Rico, suffering catastrophic damage to its previously damaged electrical grid. For weeks in Maria's wake, most of the island's population suffered from flooding and lack of resources, compounded by the slow relief process.
So how can you help besides giving financial donations? One company is offering another way by asking everyday people to help map the impacts of the storm.
Tomnodis a crowdsourcing mapping tool that has helped with many natural disaster relief efforts worldwide. On Tomnod, thousands of volunteers (like you!) use satellite images to explore the Earth and solve real-world problems.
You can join the Tomnod team with no experience and no cost and help them tag important locations in satellite imagery that may help them send aid to the places that need them most. Your task is to explore the satellite images and tag any important locations you find. It gives detailed directions and your tags are checked by other taggers to help prevent errors.
Sign up for free and start tagging to help with mapping the impacts of this devastating storm.