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Information Center in Kihei is helping Guam recovery

December 17, 2002

The Pacific Disaster Center is helping with recovery efforts on Guam, 3,800 miles away, by using advanced computer-mapping technology and satellite imagery to help relief workers coordinate their efforts in the U.S. territory devastated by Typhoon Pongsona on Dec. 8.

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Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) envisions a safer, more secure world—where populations live in more disaster-resilient communities informed by science and technology, and equipped with sound decision support tools. To help make that vision a reality, PDC is dedicated to supporting evidence-based disaster risk reduction (DRR) efforts by providing actionable information and applications to the public and disaster managers worldwide. PDC, a program managed by the University of Hawaii, was established by the U.S. government in 1996.