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(1) Atlantic Hurricane Season 2018 was slow to start but is in full swing now.

#Florence is expected to become a #hurricane today, & gain strength before landfall in ?NC ?VA

#Isaac, #Helene & two depressions also present.

Time to get ⛈️🌪️🌀
(2) At the start, #Florence looked like she would swing around past the Eastern USA, then she changed direction. 😦
(3) Both #Helene and #Isaac are expected to become hurricanes. 😒

(4) One of the most important Twitter accounts to follow if you're in the East, the Gulf, or the Caribbean. @NHC_Atlantic Also bookmark

(5) I maintain a Twitter list of several official Emergency Management accounts I follow.…
(6) Oh and, along with these parts of the US atm:
>Atlantic: #Florence #Isaac #Helene
>NW Pacific: #Paul
>Central N Pacific: #Olivia

>Guam has typhoon (cyclone/hurricane) #Mangkhut:
(7) Two reminders from the tweet below.

>Hurricane and storm effects continue far inland with heavy rain and flooding.

>Many rivers in the East are running high as it is, surrounded by already sodden ground.


(8) Fortunately there are several days left for people to buy emergency supplies before #Florence. Stores can re-stock. Remember, if bottled water sells out, you can store tap water in containers and treat it.

Good article:…
(9) From the above article. Recovery after hurricane #Irma was challenging in places bc people didn't have enough gas for generators, and chainsaws (to clear trees and restore electricity.)

Prepare for MORE than 3 days on your own before help arrives/power is restored.
(10) #Florence is now a Cat 4 hurricane. SC will have mandatory evacuations. Here's why:

(11) #Florence total rain forecast shows 15-20' in part of VA, and 10-15' elsewhere in VA, WV and NC. My hunch is that the eventual totals will be even higher. This is shaping up to be a massive storm. People will need to stay out of the flood water. #TurnAroundDontDrown
(12) I've added a new Twitter list with the emergency management agencies of ten mid Atlantic states:…

There's also my list of national organizations:…

#Florence is getting big. Guam, Hawaii, and the Gulf are also facing storms.
(13) "**REMINDER: The Saffir-Simpson scale does NOT illustrate damage caused by inland flooding, which poses as a threat from #Florence.** Amounts could be measured by the FOOT! #HurricaneFlorence @weatherchannel" -@TevinWooten
(15) "Expect that services will be disrupted for an extended amount of time. Be ready for:
💡Power/phone service outages
🛣Roads blocked by floodwater &/or debris
🚰Water/sewer outages.
Follow @Readygov for more tips & talk about your emergency plan with family. #Florence" -@FEMA
(16) "Don't concentrate on the exact forecast track of Hurricane #Florence. Significant effects will extend outside the cone, & will arrive at the coast sooner than the eye. For more info about impacts at your specific location, go to" -@NJC_Atlantic
(17) If you're outside affected areas, you can help by:

>Donating to trusted charities
>Offering to house evacuees
>Pre-registering with an approved group before volunteering.

Cash is king: Donated goods take up the time of first responders.
(18) If you end up needing rescue from floodwaters, here are some tips:

>Always call 911 instead of using social media.
>Stay on the line. If it's down, try again later.
>Don't go into the attic unless you have an escape route. Water can rise quickly.

#Florence #Olivia
(19) Mobile networks often get overloaded during a major disaster like #Florence so please text instead of calling (unless it's an emergency and you're calling 911.)

Text messages uses less space on the network than calls. They also conserve your phone's battery level.
(20) For Guam, the threat is over. Typhoon #Mangkhut turned away to the North at the last minute.

#Olivia still threatens Hawaii.…
(21) Ways to piss off HW:
>Tell people the hurricane won't be that bad
>Treat survivors differently based on politics
>Encourage spontaneous donation of goods (that overwhelm responders) instead of cash
>Promote a gofundme (which are often fraudulent)

(22) I've already received my first "it won't be that bad" tweet about #Florence.

Here are the #facts about this monster storm, which I need y'all to take seriously.

(23) Good advice from the most trusted source in disaster prepping.

(25) This is the world's best collection of resources to help kids cope before, during and after disasters, emergencies or other critical incidents.

The resources can also help adults cope with these stressors.

#Florence #Isaac #Olivia #Wildfires

(26) Mandatory evacuations have now been ordered for certain coastal areas in Virginia, adding to those already in place in North Carolina and South Carolina. #Florence

If you're in a voluntary evac area, I strongly suggest going early. It's easier.

(27) Twitter lists are great for info sharing around emergency management. Here's a good one:

(28) Starting to see information about #Florence being a particuarly severe hurricane for this region. Tweets by @realDonaldTrump so far have been clear about this. Here's some good analysis:

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