09/01/13 Media release

09/01/13 Media release

8 January 2013 - For immediate release.

Connecting the country during a disaster

As bushfires blaze around the country, Green Cross Australia provides a central place to connect communities with social media and official information about emergency situations.

Disaster Connect is a portal of feeds from emergency services, government departments, media outlets, community led facebook pages, Twitter and other relevant organisations providing up to the minute information.

During an emergency Disaster Connect serves up social media commentary, including official agency messaging and community conversations, all in one place.

Currently, in fire stricken regions of Tasmania, New South Wales and Queensland, emergency services and government departments around the country continue to release vital information and updates. Meanwhile community led sites are adding to local conversations about hazards, pets and animals, donation appeals, assistance options and missing people information.  Disaster Connect assists in offering a "one stop shop" to follow the conversation about these important matters as they unfold.

Hosted on Green Cross Australia's disaster resilience website, www.hardenup.org, Disaster Connect allows people to access the latest information about a natural disaster as quickly and easily as possible:


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For more information please contact:

Green Cross Australia | 07 3003 0644 | info@greencrossaustralia.org