Social media has evolved into a crucial channel for communicating with local communities during a crisis. It's an essential channel for delivering emergency notifications and real-time updates. Social media is the first place that many citizens check for breaking news. When creating an emergency management plan or strategy, you have to integrate social media into your outreach efforts. These best practices can help your organization develop a more well-rounded plan for communicating during a crisis.
Focus on the Most Popular Social Media Platforms
To reach your audience, you have to meet them where they are. Facebook and Instagram both have billions of monthly users, which makes them useful tools for spreading information about major decisions, such as evacuation orders, and broadcasting announcements by mayors and other public figures. Twitter is a popular outlet for breaking news and up-to-the-minute updates for situations that are still developing. On Twitter, using hashtags is critical for ensuring that your audience can find your posts.