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Emergency; Tornado; Tweets; Twitter; Facebook; Self promotion; Social media image; Emergency help


I’ve lived in Central Florida for more than 15 years, and in that time I’ve seen quite a few serious weather events affect our community. Though the hurricane season starts in the summer, around here we tend to become especially aware of the storm possibilities in the early fall, when more tropical activity spins up in the ocean and when annual milestones that have been marred by big storms in previous years come up on our calendars.


Social media; Emergency assistance in disasters; Weather; Storms; Emergency management; Communication

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Bowdon, Melody A., 1967-(VIAF); Bowdon, Melody A., 1967-(LC)


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