GIS in Post Disaster Impact Assessment and Planning by Garland ISD
Track: Disaster and Emergency Management
Authors: James Walker
On December 26th, 2015 an EF-4 tornado cut a path of destruction through parts of Garland and Rowlett, Texas. In the weeks that followed, the Garland ISD GIS department was called to assist the district’s administration in understanding the extent of the disaster. We identified students and staff impacted, and helped plan for students’ transportation needs. We will discuss what we did, lessons learned and best practices to help prepare for similar events in the future.