Landslide Hotspots

Land Safe Co.

– Heat map that shows potential danger zones for Landslides
– Radius between 5 and 50 miles of any given location
– Also gives the country location, date of the event and the severity.

– When you open the app, it automatically shows you the risk factor of landslides in your area by using your location.
– You can also check specific details of the area by using our built in real-time situation satellite map
– If you want to check the area for someone close to you, you are able to type their location in and get real time feedback about the situation of the location
– Using the app, you can also send alerts to your contacts that are not aware of the situation
– The data sources we used came from Tide stations to measure the high and low tide data which could be used to measure erosion.
– Wind condition measurements
– Weather station data from different weather events that could potentially cause landslides
– Steam flow station data to be used to measure steam density and mass readings
-Nasa Open Data Portals (ODP)

Quick Tips

There are different types of landslide falls.
– Regular falls (rockfall, debris fall, and earth fall)
– Topples (rock topple, debris topple, and earth topple)
– Rotational and Translational slides (rockslides, debris slides, and earth slides)
– Lateral spreads (rock, debris and earth)
– Flows (rock, debris, and earth)
Geological causes
a. Weak or sensitive materials
b. Weathered materials
c. Sheared, jointed, or fissured materials
d. Adversely oriented discontinuity (bedding, schistosity, fault, unconformity, contact, and so forth)
e. Contrast in permeability and/or stiffness of materials

Morphological causes
a. Tectonic or volcanic uplift
b. Glacial rebound
c. Fluvial, wave, or glacial erosion of slope toe or lateral margins
d. Subterranean erosion (solution, piping)
e. Deposition loading slope or its crest
f. Vegetation removal (by fire, drought)
g. Thawing
h. Freeze-and-thaw weathering
i. Shrink-and-swell weathering

Human causes
a. Excavation of slope or its toe
b. Loading of slope or its crest
c. Drawdown (of reservoirs)
d. Deforestation
e. Irrigation
f. Mining
g. Artificial vibration
h. Water leakage from utilities
– Contact local authorities to find out the best evacuation route
– Make sure emergency kit is complete, ready, and accessible
– Review your emergency safety plan with your family and practice it
• Water a 3-day supply; one gallon per person per day
• Food 3-day supply of non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food
• Flashlight
• Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
• Extra batteries
• First aid kit
• Medications (7-day supply) and medical items
• Multi-purpose tool
• Sanitation and personal hygiene items
• Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)
• Cell phone with chargers
• Family and emergency contact information
• Extra cash
• Other essential items that could not be replaced if they were destroyed
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– Receiving outside support from the government and other organizations
– It allows for diversification in your livelihood
– Allows for experience that could be used to have a more efficient emergency plan next time a disaster occurs

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Landslide Safety Checklist

 

Pre-Landslide

    – Be aware of your local surroundings, know your evacuation route and create a family emergency plan that takes into consideration your home environment.

    -If possible consult a professional for advice on a ground assessment of your property.
    – Take appropriate preventative measures for your home or business, such as creating a emergency tool kit.
    – Protect your property by planting ground cover on slopes and building retaining walls.

During a Landslide

    – During a severe storm, stay alert and awake. Many fatalities from landslides occur while people are sleeping.
    – Listen for unusual sounds that might indicate moving debris, such as trees cracking or boulders knocking together.
    – Move away from actives landslide or debris flow as quickly as possible. The danger from a mudflow increases near stream channels and with prolonged heavy rains.
    -Look upstream before crossing a bridge and do not cross the bridge if a mudflow is approaching.

Post-Landslide

    – Stay away from the slide areas. There may be danger of additional slides.
    – Listen to local radio or television stations for the latest emergency information.
    – Watch for flooding, which may occur after a landslide or debris flow. Floods sometimes follow landslides and debris flows.
    – Check for injured and trapped persons near the slide, without entering the direct slide area. Direct rescuers to their locations.

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Future Developments

Our future developments and ideas to expand the app and accompanying hardware are located here

Future Developments

- Super simple, cheap IOT alarm device for landslides (similar to a carbon monoxide detector or smoke detectors). Seeing as a majority of landslide related fatalities happen while people are asleep. Our device using pre configured fixed location information would connect to our web app and notify people in their homes if their risk increases beyond a certain threshold.

Yellow light indicates your area is at 40% risk of a landslide, you should look at the news and stay alert

Red light is 65% chance of landslide, reach out to neighbors to coordinate evacuation just incase, review evacuation route, retrieve landslide emergency kit and stay alert

Audible Alarm + flashing Red light means imminent danger, you should proceed to your evacuation route

- Utilizing automated drone technology to search and survey areas with high calculated risk for visual confirmation.

-Apple App Store and Google Play Native apps on the way!