WINDSOR, Conn. – FEMA and the state of Connecticut invite residents affected by Hurricane Sandy to follow them on Twitter to stay up-to-date about ongoing recovery efforts. The Twitter channels @FEMARegion1 and @FEMASandy feature FEMA’s most recent mission-related information.
Twitter is a free information network connecting users to the latest stories, ideas and news on any topic. One does not have to post “tweets” to benefit from Twitter – users can contribute or just “listen in” and retrieve up-to-the-minute information.
On Twitter, FEMA and Connecticut post links to everything from registering for assistance to the location of Disaster Recovery Centers. FEMA and the state also “retweet” posts from other agencies, state officials and voluntary organizations concerning disaster response, available assistance and recovery programs. Twitter users can share this information with their friends and family to help get important information to storm survivors in need.
Twitter is a great way for anyone to use their own social network to help their community by sharing useful information, especially in the wake of a disaster.
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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.
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