Thursday, October 3, 2013

Get Critical Twitter Alerts From @RedCrossDFW During Emergencies

by Amy Yen, Digital Communications Manager, American Red Cross North Texas Region

@RedCrossDFW is excited to be one of the organizations selected to help launch Twitter Alerts, a new feature which gives users the ability to sign up for critical notifications from verified emergency sources. That means that during a natural disaster or other public emergency, you can now receive select tweeted alerts as push notifications or text messages (or simply within your regular Twitter timeline with a special alert icon), right on your phone, so you don't miss our most important updates.

Check out this blog post from our National Red Cross blog for more details on how Twitter Alerts works. (You can also sign up to receive alerts from our National @RedCross feed!)

Here's where you can sign up free to receive Twitter Alerts from @RedCrossDFW now. (Remember, you can always unsubscribe later.) Here are some examples of the types of Alerts you can expect to receive from us:

Critical safety tips and information during severe weather or other emergency situations
Information about how to reconnect with loved ones and other crucial information to know following a disaster
Shelter locations, hotline numbers and other information about how to get help from the Red Cross following a disaster
As always, our priority on our social media feeds is to provide you with the most relevant information to keep you and your family safe before, during and after a disaster. We believe Twitter Alerts will help us make sure we're getting that information in front of as many people as possible. Please consider signing up so you can be ready, and don't forget to follow @RedCrossDFW on Twitter!

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