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The Use of Social Media for Disaster Recovery


Lessons learned while creating and managing “Joplin Tornado Info” (2011) on Facebook and further implemented with “Branson Tornado Info” (2012) and practice recommendations for future implementation of similar sites. 

Primary Toolkit:

Communications Toolkit

Secondary Toolkits:

EQUIPh Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Natural Disaster, Social Media


Institutional Author:

University of Missouri Extension





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