What does an Oreo have to do with the use of Social Media and Crisis and Emergency Management?!?! I am thinking role model! When the blackout occurred during the Super Bowl, Oreo was ON IT! Within minutes they sent out the following tweet to their followers Wouldn’t you love it if your incident management/crisis management team could be so quick during your next emergency?!?!?! Think about it! You could if you were prepared, had template [...]
FEMA Issues Hurricane Sandy Emergency Declarations for Three Eastern States and The District – Follow Sandy On Twitter @ #Sandy
FEMA has already issued four disaster declarations due to Hurricane Sandy. Stay tune for more. Massachusetts Hurricane Sandy 10/28/2012 01:10 AM EDT Emergency Declaration number 3350 on Oct 28, 2012 New York Hurricane Sandy 10/28/2012 01:10 AM EDT Emergency Declaration number 3351 on Oct 28, 2012 District of Columbia Hurricane Sandy 10/28/2012 01:10 AM EDT Emergency Declaration number 3352 on Oct 28, 2012 Maryland Hurricane Sandy 10/28/2012 01:10 AM EDT Emergency Declaration number 3349 on [...]
Western Canada 7.7 Earthquake Triggers A Hawaii Tsunami – And Sandy Continues To Move Up The East Coast – Plenty To Keep A Planner Busy!
I saw the 7.7 earthquake on my USGS alerts as I was heading off to bed Saturday night and the initial reports were that it was epicentered on land in the Queen Charlotte Islands, an area with a small population. And I thought to myself, well as least we won’t have a tsunami! Note to self…stay up a bit longer till USGS nails the location and the tsunami alert buoys have had a chance to [...]
Facebook reaches out to Government Regarding Social Media – Suggestions and Tips on Effective Use of SM for Any Business
Trying to get your arms and mind around social media?!?! Stand in line – you aren’t alone! These major communication tools have changed how we think, talk and communicate. It has put the power of the Internet into everyone’s hands around the world. A great blog on this very topic – idisaster 2.0 – just posted a great piece on effective use of Social Media for governments… the information is not just great for government [...]