Technology takes to the skies to bring medical supplies to bystanders before the ambulance arrives. In February 2013, an EF4 tornado tore through Hattiesburg, Miss., and the surrounding area, an event that caused an estimated $38 million in damage across two counties.In its aftermath, Dr. Italo Subbarao, an associate dean and associate professor at William Carey Universitys College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Dr. Guy Paul Cooper Jr., then a third-year medical student, studied the interactions between area residents and first responders on Twitter, noticing that the latter had trouble reaching people in need.After publishing their research on using Twitter for community engagement in a disaster, Subbarao and Cooper thought about the next step.

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