Posted by: Shayne Adamski, Senior Manager, Digital Engagement
As the public affairs team scanned through our Twitter stream this morning, I wanted to share some of the day’s most relevant messages so far. If you’re not on Twitter, you can follow us @FEMA and Administrator Fugate or our other accounts we have to communicate with stakeholders.
Two year anniversary of Haiti earthquake
Our thoughts are with Haiti today as we mark the 2nd anniversary of the EQ. Our work continues: youtu.be/yo51p-Fwm_o
— American Red Cross (@RedCross) January 12, 2012
Thinking of the millions of Haitians who lost loved ones 2 yrs ago as well as the ppl from all over world who participated in rescue effort
— Raj Shah (@rajshah) January 12, 2012
Winter weather affecting several regions of the U.S.
Take it easy on the roads - snow and high winds making travel tough.
— VT Emergency Mgmt (@vemvt) January 12, 2012
Strong arctic cold front moving in this afternoon. Rain, snow, freezing temperatures, icy roadways and windy conditions are all possible.
— pencoema (@pencoema) January 12, 2012 (Pendleton County, Ky.)
Winter temps can be unforgiving. Wear loose, lightweight, warm clothing in several layers. Always wear a cap or hat and mittens or gloves.
— femaregion2 (@femaregion2) January 12, 2012
Yesterday's passing of Bob Lay, longtime emergency management director in Brevard County, Fla.
Brevard emergency manager Bob Lay dies: Bob Lay, Brevard County's longtime emergency manager, passed away Wednesday. dlvr.it/14m01S
— Brevard County News (@brevardnews) January 12, 2012
Deeply saddened by sudden passing of my friend & mentor Bob Lay (Brevard Co EMA).Bob shaped my career & is missed bit.ly/yAmP0y
— Salvation Army EDS (@SalArmyEDS) January 12, 2012
Resources for emergency managers
For emergency managers:Check out these resources to help you plan to help people with limited English proficiency.go.usa.gov/RgJ
— ASPR (@PHEgov) January 12, 2012
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