This morning, I turned on the tv to see all of the coverage about Hurricane Sandy. I got online and all of the news was about it as well. News about how the government can use social media for emergency management, The Washington Post has a live storm blog, and there was an article about how the election is going to be affected.
Whenever I see that a hurricane is about to hit anywhere in the world, I get the same feeling that most of you probably get…. “How can I help from so far away?”
It’s tough to help at all BEFORE anything happens because you just DON’T KNOW what is going to happen, when it is going to happen, and exactly WHERE it is going to happen.
How are you going to keep in touch with East Coasters during Hurricane Sandy?
Social media can help us keep in touch with people we know or give us some ideas about ways that we can help.
There are Red Cross twitter accounts for each community as well. Find yours now. Here is the account for Western Pennsylvania.