Drum roll please… http://crisiswire.com has arrived!

CrisisWire tracks disasters, consolidates data from all available sources (including tweets, photos, video, etc.) and provides real-time information to the people who need it, fast! Right now the site covers Yorba Linda/Corona/Brea, Sylmar, Santa Barbara, (and just added: Indonesia).

It looks like they plan to keep adding more to the site over the coming weeks. There’s also a feedback option on the far left to share your thoughts, ideas and recommendations. Let them know what you think!

On another note, CrisisWire has also provided a service & support tool that looks interesting, hosted by http://getsatisfaction.com.

I first learned about CrisisWire when I came across the tweets and blogs of one Nate Ritter. (If you haven’t heard about Nate before, he’s the savvy social networker who played the one-man band back in 2007 during the San Diego fires, providing real-time data for over 11 consecutive hours when news media went down and there were few sources available: San Diego Fires.)

I was very happy to learn that Nate and his team were working on a way to aggregate all the fragmented real-time disaster threads and data into one usable source. What you need available right when you need it, whether you find yourself part of the disaster or you have friends or family in the danger zone. CrisisWire, at last.

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