For the skeptics, a press release.
MEDIA CAN HELP KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE
ALBANY, N.Y. - Emergency managers can say a lot in 140 characters.
New York State Office of Emergency Management and Federal Emergency
Management Agency use social media tools Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
You can receive the latest disaster recovery updates and information on how
to prepare for emergencies from the following social media sites:
FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate tweets at
The Ready Campaign, which helps people prepare
for emergencies. It links to www.ready.gov
and tweets at twitter.com/Readydotgov.
FEMA Region 2, which includes Albany, tweets at
FEMA uses Google Books to share some of its
publications in an easy to access, free online format.
Mobile Website - m.fema.gov
The mobile website allows for preparedness and
disaster-related information to be delivered directly to a smartphone. Users
can also apply for disaster assistance.
FEMA Blog - blog.fema.gov. The blog provides a place for agency senior
leaders to discuss the current topics of the day. It also encourages open
conversation and comments by users.
For official information, go to www.dhses.ny.gov/oem
for disaster and preparedness information. At the FEMA site, you can find these
RSS/data feeds provide automatically updated
information as soon as it's available.
Widgets provide information through web-based graphical interfaces. The widgets
can be placed on personal and business websites, allowing visitors to those
sites to access updates FEMA information.
Multimedia Library - www.fema.gov/medialibrary
The Multimedia Library contains all of FEMA's videos, photos, and audio files.
Email Updates - www.fema.gov/help/getemail.shtm
Email Updates provide information delivered directly to your inbox. FEMA never
sends unsolicited emails and the public can choose which updates they would
like to receive.
FEMA does not endorse any non-government websites, companies or
FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure
that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability
to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all
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