Red Hook Wifi is an interesting project from the Red Hook Initiative that is placing rooftop mesh networking equipment throughout the Red Hook Houses to provide connectivity and access even in the event of major flooding from the next super storm. Learn more about the project and how it is helping the community in this video from Thirteen.
When Superstorm Sandy hit, residents of the Red Hook Houses, the largest public housing development in Brooklyn with over 7,000 residents, struggled without power and clean water for almost a month. Instead of waiting for help, residents and civic groups transformed themselves from storm victims to storm responders. Meet the local leaders that are taking emergency preparedness into their own hands by installing and expanding a free, solar-powered Wi-Fi network to make sure that communication is always possible when disaster strikes. With climate change, sea level rise, and another superstorm always threats, they’re making sure that Red Hook is hooked up.
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