Questions and Answers from October’s Emergency Communications Webinar

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In October’s webinar “Communicating in an Emergency: Expert Guidance to Getting it Right”, speakers Shelly Klein and Kara McKinney of Hurst, Texas, Britney Smith of Leon County, Florida, and Kelly Holton of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shared their best practices for effectively planning for and communicating during an emergency in the… Read more »



When Government Communications Matter Most

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In the past week, Hurricane Harvey brought record-breaking rainfall and devastation to millions of people across Texas. With an estimated 15 trillion gallons of rainwater, 15 confirmed deaths and over 30,000 people displaced from their homes, experts are calling it one of the worst natural disasters to strike the U.S. And the true impact of… Read more »


Fighting misinformation: communications during the Ebola outbreak

Ebola has arrived in the United States, bringing with it endless questions from the public and fear about what will happen next. Local, national and international news media outlets are devoting hours of coverage to Ebola “what ifs.”  So it’s inevitable that along with that coverage comes the dark side of communications: rumors and misinformation.… Read more »