Join this serious game, a.k.a., simulation, as we put you in the role of emergency responder.
Anders Gronstedt and I will be conducting a live demonstration of NYC’s Hurricane Shelter Simulation course in-person at the North American Simulations and Gaming Association this Thursday, October 6 at 10:30AM.
Simulation begins below…..
Hurricane Irene is due to make landfall next Saturday. Watch this report
You live in Breezy Point, NY and work for the New York City Department of Housing Preservation Development
Are you ready? Watch the video: what would you do to get your household ready? What steps will you take to alert your organization, your staff?
Come join our demonstration in Second Life and get ready for a role of a lifetime.
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Part II- Your staff ask whether they need to report for the Coastal Storm Plan. What do you tell them?
For more background on the current situation (simulation)-see:
Thanks for the sentiment. It was two years ago that I attended my first NASAGA conference and took the Game Development Certification. From that I developed the Hurricane Shelter board game and was introduced at that time to the educational and training uses of Second Life (SL) by fellow NASAGAns. After exploring SL in 2009 we developed the SL based (virtual world) Hurricane Simulation which was based originally on the board game. in 2011 we took second place in the Federal Virtual Worlds Challenge held by the US Army. Even more fulfilling is seeing the implementation of the Coastal Storm Plan here in NYC by the trained staff that we prepared for this response. They did an excellent job in sheltering over 10,000 shelter clients during Hurricane Irene. I am very excited to return to my third NASAGA conference this year and present this simulation together with Anders. Gronstedt (inworld) and meet up with old friends and new colleagues.