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Social Network for Emergencies to Launch in San Francisco

Disasters are scary — there’s no question about it. But as much as they cause fear, they also bring people together, connecting communities in ways that few other incidents can. Focusing on those connections, rather than the catastrophe, is the theory behind the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management’s (SFDEM) new project SF72.org, created to enhance the city’s disaster preparedness.

The site, set to launch this fall, aims to connect citizens willing to offer resources and services — from food, water and an extra generator to mechanical services and a place to stay — 72 hours after a disaster occurs.

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http://www.emergencymgmt.com/training/Social-Network-Emergencies-San-Francisco.html