Social media plays a big role in our everyday lives, but it can also save your life.
Did you know that 95% of Americans own a cellphone? That means you’ve probably gotten an alert about severe weather.
Social media use has grown in recent years. It’s where a lot of people go for information, but also a big step forward from how we used to get weather alerts.
Woodall recommends three methods for receiving alerts.
“One is hopefully a NOAA weather radio, because with the alarm feature with it will wake you up or alert you. Our partners at the commercial media are a great way to get weather information. Smartphone apps, wireless alert notifications that we receive on our smartphone,” Woodall said.
The average person spends about 116 minutes a day on social platforms. One of the social media is Twitter.
Woodall and his staff heavily utilize the site to keep the Mid-South informed when threatened by inclement weather.
Woodall also said, “If we get pictures of damage or pictures of a storm that’s moving into an area, we’ll retweet it that way we can re-emphasize to people that yes this is a hazard, this is a threat coming through.”
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