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Meteorologist | Educational Content Specialist @epimetra | mental health advocate | she/her | nature lover🌄 | cat & moose tweets |
Sep 17, 2018 14 tweets 5 min read
#Florence is finally moving away from the Carolinas (severe flooding still ongoing for several more days), and the long-term recovery process is beginning. It's important to keep in mind the psychological impacts of disasters on humans. (Thread) Many people impacted by a disaster, especially those with direct experience, endure temporary distress after the event, which can take days or weeks to diminish.
Sep 7, 2018 18 tweets 7 min read
I had the fantastic opportunity to interview @mattlyttle of @fema a few weeks ago on ways to prepare for a hurricane in a way that will make the recovery process easier. Going to share that info in this thread, but you can also listen to the podcast here: accuweather.com/podcast Preparation process begins with a conversation with your loved ones.

-What are the risks in your area?
-Where would you go if evacuated?
-What would you take with you?
-What needs to be done to protect home/property?

Make simple, manageable tasks to form a common game plan.
Mar 25, 2018 25 tweets 6 min read
THREAD: As some of you know, I’m currently taking a master’s course in Crisis & Emergency Risk Communication. I’m absolutely fascinated by this subject & have a newfound passion. I'd like to share some things I've learned & found interesting or useful. These tidbits will come from either Steven Fink’s book: Crisis Communications: The Definitive Guide to Managing the Message, or the 4th Edition of Effective Crisis Communication: Moving from Crisis to Opportunity (Ulmer, Sallow, & Seeger), referred to as (USS)