MANILA, Philippines – Relentless rains submerged half of the sprawling Philippine capital, triggered a landslide that killed nine people and sent emergency crews scrambling Tuesday to rescue tens of thousands of residents who called media outlets pleading for help.
If you’ve been impacted by the floods in Jedburgh you can get the help you need.
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This post will show you some of the most effective ways to use social media to see what’s happening on the ground, share information with your community and collaborate effectively. For background information please read: Ayoudo’s guide on how to use social media in an emergency.
Find Out What’s Happening:
- Search Twitter for keywords that relate to the event. For instance you can search for Floods, or your location (i.e. Manilla).
- Find related hashtags on Twitter. Hashtags are used in Twitter to tie related conversations together. .
- Search for photos and videos of the event using keywords. Good aggregators of this material include YouTube, Flickr, Twitpic, twipho, twicsy, Ustream and picfog.