EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

  • The major purpose of public information during an emergency is to coordinate organizations and agencies in informing the public in times of disaster.
  • Information should be communicated via radio and television stations to reach as much people as possible. This way they can learn of the progress and get any updates from the National Weather Services.
  • Information about precautionary methods that can be useful during a flooding crisis should be communicated. This ensures that people are safe and keeps the number of the lives lost at the most possible minimum.
  • When communication is done on time, the impact of a crisis can reduce since individuals would know what resource they have and those they need which would help them to make informed choices and hence save lives and property.
  • Lack of public information during a crisis can be very dangerous since there is a chance of passing biased information which may lead to panic, instability and confusion (Madisoncountymt.gov, 2011).
  • The major purpose of public information during an emergency is to coordinate organizations and agencies in informing the public in times of disaster.
  • Information should be communicated via radio and television stations to reach as much people as possible. This way they can learn of the progress and get any updates from the National Weather Services.
  • Information about precautionary methods that can be useful during a flooding crisis should be communicated. This ensures that people are safe and keeps the number of the lives lost at the most possible minimum.
  • When communication is done on time, the impact of a crisis can reduce since individuals would know what resource they have and those they need which would help them to make informed choices and hence save lives and property.
  • Lack of public information during a crisis can be very dangerous since there is a chance of passing biased information which may lead to panic, instability and confusion (Madisoncountymt.gov, 2011).
  • The major purpose of public information during an emergency is to coordinate organizations and agencies in informing the public in times of disaster.
  • Information should be communicated via radio and television stations to reach as much people as possible. This way they can learn of the progress and get any updates from the National Weather Services.
  • Information about precautionary methods that can be useful during a flooding crisis should be communicated. This ensures that people are safe and keeps the number of the lives lost at the most possible minimum.
  • When communication is done on time, the impact of a crisis can reduce since individuals would know what resource they have and those they need which would help them to make informed choices and hence save lives and property.
  • Lack of public information during a crisis can be very dangerous since there is a chance of passing biased information which may lead to panic, instability and confusion (Madisoncountymt.gov, 2011).

The use of social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook for information dissemination during a crisis has been gaining roots over time. They are used by emergency management agencies and the public for passing information and advice.

The official use of social media for communicating during a disaster is still a new concept to the emergency management agencies. The concept, though very useful is yet to be fully incorporated into the system across the agencies.

Despite the fact that social media can pass information very fast, its use in crisis management should be regulated.   A national framework establishing the use of social medial for emergency management should be formulated. It should define basic strategy, principles, standards and guidelines for using social media.

In order to ensure effective and proper use of social media, the federal government should form a social media task force to enhance and regulate social media use during a crisis. The team should also focus on developing innovative approaches to ensure effective social media use by emergency management agencies (Flew et al., 2015).

When an emergency occurs or is about to occur, civilians should receive communication immediately. This information should include details about the disaster, when it will happen, how severe it likely to be and possible recommendations.

Emergency management agencies should inform the public the signs to watch out during natural disasters such as flooding or a hurricane. In addition to this, basic information regarding appropriate responding should be communicated. During floods for example, people should go to a higher ground to avoid being swept away.

The public should be informed about how evacuation will be conducted. This makes sure that there is no confusion which might lead to delays during the exercise.

Communication should be made in advance so that those people who can move even before the disaster begins can do so. Early communication also means that the people are psychologically prepared so that there is no confusion and anxiety. Furthermore, it enables people to be prepared and hence be ready to be evacuated within a short notice.

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