Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Day 1: Identify Your LOCAL Emergency Management Agency

DAY 1 ACTIVITY:  Identify the name of your local Emergency Management Agency and how you would receive information from them during emergencies. 

Hint: Don't fret if your emergency management agency isn't using social media as one of their ways to communicate to the public, consider other ways you can obtain key information from them in times of crisis.  

PROOF OF COMPLETION:  There are 3 ways that you can complete this task:

  1. Leave a comment with your answer in it on our blog below
  2. Put your answer on our Facebook Fan Page or 
  3. Provide the answer on Twitter (please include @CRESA or hashtag #30days30ways in any tweets)

For contest rules & more information on the #30Days30Ways Challenge, read this blog post: http://cresa911.blogspot.com/2010/08/30-days-30-ways-preparedness-challenge.html

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13 comments:

petforkeeps said...

CRESA, I currently receive emergency notifications via email from CRESA.

Scott Clemetson said...

I see CRESA Alerts on Facebook, Twitter and I subscribe by email to the blog.

Cindy M said...

CRESA, and I receive emails and notifications on facebook as well...

dtonedouthit said...

Washington County Office of Consolidated Emergency Management - http://www.ocem.org/.

Will said...

CRESA is my local agency, but since power and Internet connections are likely to go down in any kind of serious natural disaster, I'd probably expect to get information via either my ham HT, CB channel 9, or by monitoring GMRS and FRS frequencies if the Internet were not an option.

Steve Coan said...

Being a member of Washington County ARES, I can listen in and keep track of what is currently happening with my amateur radio.

Steve said...

CRESA is my local agency. I currently receive email updates from the Flash Alert news wire in email, updates from multiple agencies via Twitter, and CRESA and Flash Alert updates to my cell phone. Of course, this is a technological tether and bound to fail, as mentioned in another response, if a disaster does occur.

BillyPaul153 said...

I receive alerts from CRESA through email

Carol said...

CRESA and email.

I also have a NOAA radio.

GTakis said...

CRESA. I receive cellular text messages and emails.

:p said...

King County OEM and Seattle OEM. Through the Comms Center. But if I didn't work in OEM, it would be through my various Twitter feeds from OEMs, Media outlets, and friends.

Hawkmoon said...

CRESA is my local agency and I receive email notifications and text messages on my cell phone from them. I also have a NOAA weather radio.

northwestdisclosures said...

Pierce County Emergency Management is the agency responsible for my area. I have signed up for their text alerts, as well as their Tweets about river status.