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New York City, Ad Council Create New “My Meeting Place” Facebook Application To Help Public Reunite With Their Families, Friends In An Emergency

September 2nd, 2010 · 4 Comments

The New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Ad Council today launched a new Facebook application to help New Yorkers find a safe place to meet their families or friends during an emergency.

According to the press release:

Located on OEM’s Facebook page, the new interactive web mapping application allows New Yorkers to select a meeting place from thousands of locations in the metropolitan area in advance of an emergency. Users can search for meeting places closest to their home or office addresses, such as schools, museums, libraries, senior centers, courthouses, post offices, or police or fire stations.

Other options include choosing a meeting place between two addresses or choosing your own meeting place. After the meeting place is chosen, it can be shared via e-mail with those users who want to meet at the designated point in an emergency. Users will also be able to share their meeting place via text message in the coming months.

Screenshot of New York City Office of Emergency Management/Ad Council Facebook “My Meeting Place” Application.

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