Broward County Florida Home Damage Assessment Program Wins Technology Award
Aug 30, 2011
A mobile application developed by Broward County that allows residents to report damage assessment activities in the aftermath of an emergency, such as a hurricane, has been recognized by the International Data Group (IDG) Computerworld Honors Program for its innovative use of technology.
Residents who access Broward County’s Home Damage Assessment Program are able to view a series of four photos showing various levels of home damage, select the photo that most closely resembles their level of damage and click “Submit.” When accessed from a mobile device, such as a cell phone, the caller’s location is automatically geo-coded to a map. When reported from a computer, or through the County’s Call Center, the resident provides address information that is also mapped.
To bookmark the site, visit www.broward.org/hurricane and click HOME DAMAGE ASSESSMENT PROGRAM. Residents can also follow Broward County in an emergency on Twitter@ReadyBroward, or subscribe to receive Hurricane Updates via email.
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