AUSTIN, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers Texans a quick way to stay current on disaster recovery operations related to the wildfires: Become a Twitter follower of FEMA Region 6 at www.twitter.com/femaregion6.
With more than 2,000 Twitter followers and counting, FEMA’s Denton, Texas-based regional office supports Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. With disaster recovery operations under way in Texas, FEMA is striving to reach more Texans via Twitter.
“Twitter gives FEMA the opportunity to reach Texans in a very unique way. Followers will receive up to date information about the status of the wildfire recovery mission,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Kevin L. Hannes. “Followers will also receive preparedness and safety practices, hazard alerts and other crucial information related to disaster recovery.”
You can become a FEMA Region 6 Twitter follower in just four easy steps:
- You will need a Twitter account. If you don’t have one yet, follow the instructions on Twitter.com to create one
- Once you have your Twitter account, sign in and in the search box, type in “femaregion6”
- At femaregion6, click on the “Follow” box
- Receive daily tweets and re-tweet to your followers when you can
FEMA offers a range of online and social media portals. Visit www.fema.gov for more news and information about the Texas disaster. Other social media resources are blog.fema.gov, www.facebook.com/fema and www.youtube.com/fema.
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 hazards.