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Crisis Communications within Communities

I looked through newspaper stories, and radio audio to see
how the current crises, such as Hurricane Irene has effected different
communities that were not directly affected, but somewhat nearby. I found it
interesting that some communities in Wisconsin found the activities in the East
Coast as a significant warning of how important it is to be prepared:


In the above article Tod Pritchard with Wisconsin Emergency
Management takes about disasters stating, “This Hurricane Irene is the perfect
example. You know there were predictions of what was going to happen but you
never really know until it strikes. Now, of course, there’s massive flooding in
Vermont, which I don’t think anyone predicted. You can’t pick your disaster,
they pick you, unfortunately. You need to be ready for everything.”

Wisconsin’s Emergency management sight has many elements to
help its citizens be prepared including  how
to make an emergency kit, how to make for shelters, and even more specifically
how to make emergency plans within your family. It also goes into detail about
what to do in emergency situations involving the community, natural disasters,
Pandemics, Technological threats, and cyber crime. Overall I find the website
very effective:


From this website there is direct link to a new blog that Wisconsin
Emergency Management has launched. This new blog has a more personal feel and
encourages citizens to follow them on facebook and twitter:


It was interesting to be able to see how such a wide scale
disaster affects nearby states and news. I found all these disaster sights to
be very informative and interesting.

  1. September 5, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Good job and interesting discussion of a far off disaster sparking local discussion about disaster risk. Also good job of looking at a few different but related websites.

    Be sure to add tags to your blog post. You’ve got the right categories listed, which is good, but you need the tags as well.

  2. September 5, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Also, be sure to include the Blog assignment # in your blog title. E.g., “Blog 1: Crisis communication within communities”

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