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New Emergency Info ‘Widget’ From U.S. Homeland Security Department Now Available

February 4th, 2009 · 1 Comment

The U.S. Homeland Security Department’s Ready Campaign and The Advertising Council have created a new ‘widget’ to provide citizens with emergency information. The widget provides users: 

“with updates on emergency situations, local emergency contact information, an instructional video, emergency kit checklists and guidelines on how to better prepare for an emergency. Users can also access a clickable map to find contact information for state and local government agencies, where they can learn more about specific emergency information in their communities. Additionally, the widget helps users stay up-to-date on the latest Ready activities through Twitter news feeds (by following the user name “ReadydotGov”). The widget can be posted to social networking profiles, blogs, wikis and personal homepages.”

The widget along with some other preparedness tools can be found on the Ready/Ad Council “Be Prepared” page:


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s New Emergency Information Widget

This is an initial step as the Homeland Security Department and other governmental organizations begin tapping the huge promise of social media in disaster preparation and response. As they say, ‘watch this space’, because undoubtedly the Department and others will be expanding their emergency-related social media activities in the near future.

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Tags: Department of Homeland Security · Preparedness 2.0

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  • 1 David Scott - Secure Survivor // Feb 13, 2009 at 12:50 am


    Thanks for pointing out this helpful widget from the folks. I have just posted it on my blog and hope others will find it and post it as well.

    I am very pleased with the improvements that have been made to over the past several years.

    Thanks again for pointing us to good resources,


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