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Tweeting the Storm – Social Media Resources to Get BEFORE Disaster Strikes

The Internet is the third most popular way people get emergency information. With more than 80 percent of adult online users connected to at least one or more social media platforms, emergency management agencies are incorporating social media into their response strategies. Social Media & Emergency Preparedness WakeMed boasts several different social media profiles. The following are the […]

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N.C. Second in Country for Lightning Strikes. Stay Safe and Plan Ahead for Storms.

Forecast for the next three months: hot, humid, with a chance of thunderstorms.  Summer thunderstorms are not something to be taken lightly – especially in North Carolina where thunderstorms bring danger in the form of lightning, high winds, falling trees and occasional tornadoes.  In fact, North Carolina has the second highest number of lightning strikes […]

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Hurricane Preparedness Week

Hurricane Preparedness Week is this week, because believe it or not, hurricane season starts June 1st. While we recently experienced the severe tornadoes, it has been several years since our state has been impacted by a major hurricane.  It is important that we remember North Carolina is at risk of being impacted by hurricanes, and […]

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A Disaster in Wake County?

It can’t happen. It will not happen. It will not happen to me. If it happens, there is nothing I can do. If it happens, the government will take care of me. Many believe disasters will not impact their community or affect them and, if a disaster does happen, that they will be taken care […]

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Helping Haiti

Barb Bisset, PhD is the executive director of the WakeMed Health & Hospitals Emergency Services Institute.  WakeMed employees volunteering in Waveland, Mississippi, in the wake of Katrina WakeMed employees, physicians, supporters and readers of this blog have demonstrated an immense spirit of generosity in their continual requests to expand WakeMed’s role in the response to […]

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