Review the Torrancetown Historical Timeline of Events in the Reading and Resources of Unit 5.


  1. Choose one of the following events:
    • 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic
    • The 2021 Hurricane Dave
    • The 2023 New Year’s Day Nor-Easter.
  2. Discuss how digital notifications such as geo-location or IPAWS could have been used to communicate with residents.
  3. Discuss how leveraging a Virtual Operations Support Team (VOST) could have supported emergency management efforts.

Discuss the pros and cons of digital tool use and VOST initiatives of the original discussion board example.