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Haiti: the Importance of Social Media Use During a Disaster

Haiti: the Importance of Social Media Use During a Disaster

Craig Fugate, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) says that in big disasters the initial response is generally not the government, it is individuals helping each other, trying to find out what is going on.

Free the Data! Using the Mobile Platform to Push Critical Information to Disaster Victims

Free the Data! Using the Mobile Platform to Push Critical Information to Disaster Victims

The public is a resource not a liability in a disaster. Craig Fugate, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) , discusses the use of public information provided during catastrophic disasters to define a common operating picture (COP) for making mission critical decisions.