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Contributors Rae Allen
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Twitter Alerts

Twitter Alert Example

Twitter Alerts are Tweets published by select public agencies and emergency organizations during a crisis or emergency that contain up-to-date information relevant to an unfolding event, such as public safety warnings and evacuation instructions. Alerts will appear highlighted on your home timeline and are instantly sent to your device as a mobile notification.

  • You need to sign up for Twitter Alerts with each agency you wish to receive Alerts from.

List of participating organisations

  • To see which agencies offer Twitter alerts please visit this global list [1]

Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC)

With its network of more than 60 local radio stations throughout Australia, ABC Local Radio is uniquely placed to communicate emergency updates to communities affected by natural disasters. Listen to your ABC Local Radio station for information, advice and updates.

ABC Emergency online

The latest advisory information and news, for emergencies in Australia http://www.abc.net.au/news/emergency/

There is now a mobile version of the site at http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/emergency/

Twitter

  • ABC News

http://twitter.com/#!/abcnews : The Australian Broadcasting Corporations news service publishes a cross section of it's high profile content to http://twitter.com/#!/abcnews. During emergencies this feed can be a good source of more general information.

  • ABC Emergency

http://twitter.com/#!/ABCEmergency : ABC Emergency is an account that follows emergencies across Australia. It will give a good general picture but may not cover all news at a local level.

Radio frequencies

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  • Frequency finder: http://www.abc.net.au/reception/freq/ - use this frequency finder to find your closest ABC Local Radio Station - Make sure you select Local Radio as your service, as ABC Local Radio is the official emergency broadcasting service.

Australian Red Cross

www.redcross.org.au

Emergency Alerts Australia

www.emergencyalert.gov.au

Volunteering Australia

www.volunteeringaustralia.org

Green Cross Australia

www.greencrossaustralia.org

Givit

  • GIVIT is a web-based philanthropic community where people donate items or time to people in need. http://www.givit.org.au/
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