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Title: Post-Impact Analysis of Disaster Relief Resource Pre-Positioning After the 2013 Colorado Floods
Pre-positioning of supplies is important to facilitate disaster relief operations, however it is only after a disaster event occurs that the effectiveness of the pre-positioning strategy can be properly assessed. With this in mind, this paper analyzes a risk-based pre-positioning algorithm, developed for the American Red Cross, in the context of its actual performance in the 2013 Colorado Front Range floods. The paper assesses the relative effectiveness of the pre-positioning approach with respect to historical asset placements, and it discusses changes to the model that are necessary to support such comparisons and allow for further model extensions.  more » « less
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Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management - ISCRAM 2020
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National Science Foundation
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