Disaster? Quick, to Facebook and Twitter!

When disaster hits — house fires, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes — most peoples’ first thought wouldn’t be “Gee, I think I better get on Facebook.”

However, according to this recent article on Mashable.com, maybe it should be. Social networking sites, like Facebook, Twitter, as well as mobile devices like iPhones and Blackberries, can actually be an integral part of your preparedness plan. Whether it’s buying this handy Red Cross product to help you stay charged during emergencies or perhaps this Emergency Radio App for your iPhone, there are lots of ways for the tech-saavy to get Red Cross Ready.

Social network sites can also help you keep connected with family and friends during emergencies when traditional communication channels could be out or tied up. Even if it’s just a “Hey Mom, I’m okay!” tweet or Facebook post, you can bet your family and friends would be glad to see it.

To read the full article, click here.


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