This is a really interesting concept. Not only from the demanding perspective (eg earthquake, blizzard) but think of the planning possibilities.
If you add some metadata about the input (eg. a snow blocked road would be a requirement for clearance, and a snow plough would be a method of clearing) and a higher level system could start to organise resources accordingly, with or without human intervention.
Of course, a "humanitarian crisis" would have human involvement anyway, but think about traffic for example. Cars could send their current speed and location to a network that redistributed traffic in peak hour. This is more than just traffic avoidance, it's highway load balancing...
There are doubtless many more opportunities!