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EMA using social media to keep people informed

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EMA directors are using social media to keep people informed. EMA directors are using social media to keep people informed.
MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

For many of us, facebook and other social media are fun but for EMA directors it's another tool they're now using to keep you informed and safe.

EMA directors recognize the importance and popularity of using social media to reach the people they serve.

Marshall County EMA Director Anita McBurnett said that when it comes to the time of the storm it's best people rely on warning sirens, NOAA weather radios and news stations like WAFF 48 News for the times during the storm or event.

But making sure people are informed both before and after the event are just as important and that's where social media comes in to play.

"Preparedness steps to take for individuals, their families, and schools, and businesses and what the potential impact could be. And then immediately following, is there going to be help and immediate services available, recovery coordination centers, what roads are being cleared," said Marshall Co. EMA Director Anita McBurnett.

Not every EMA office will use all social media sites so it's best to contact your local office to find out which sites they're using and how you can subscribe.

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