Quickly Noted: Iowa Floods Tracking
Okay, so I’m a little behind the news here, but I just came across this really great social media aggregation site. Launched as the Mississippi devoured the upper Midwest, IowaFlood.com served as a one-stop shop for anything tagged on the web as “IowaFlood.” Everything from Tweets, to YouTube videos, to Flickr images, to blog posts, to news stories–constantly updated with the flood of information and available to everyone. I’m calling it now, sites like these will become de riguer in future disasters. Agencies and companies interested in disaster response and preparedness issues should learn how to set something like this up. Just a thought, wouldn’t this be a great role in a JIC? I’ll leave that up to my PR and crisis communications friends.
Kudos to blogger Andy Brutdkuhl for setting IowaFlood.com up.
Here’s a couple of stories on how flood victims and relief agencies, including my friends at the Red Cross, used these social media tools during this catastrophe: ReadWriteWeb.com post Mainstreet.com story
Photo credit: Christie F.