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August 22, 2014

Social Media Adds Hype to Storms Before They’re Storms

(MCT) — The good news is people are more alert to and educated about weather this time of year.

Husbands and wives on the Coast can carry on a conversation about how the amount of sand in the upper atmosphere along the Atlantic affects the chances a tropical storm will develop.

But the down side is the array of information can be confusing and the social media sites, looking for clicks, tend to hype tropical activity.

Find a trusted source, local emergency managers say.

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http://www.emergencymgmt.com/training/Social-Media-Adds-Hype-to-Storms.html