Friday, August 23, 2013

Town Of Shandaken Emergency Info

Town Clerk Joyce Grant sent out the information below and asked me to pass it along to all of you. Here is what she had to say.

The Town of Shandaken uses Facebook as a venue for quick notifications & emergency warnings as well as updates of local town events & happenings
* Clearly, the FASTEST & BEST way to distribute Important Public Safety Information
* Early Emergency Notifications, Disaster Help & Recovery Actions can easily be posted up to the minute.
*Able to Link to specific media articles, photos & video that public should see
*Responses to public questions & queries can be posted in a timely manner
Most Importantly >> Emergency Notifications to Facebook are uploaded even during power outages – if you have a working phone – you can get Town notifications from a friend or relative that lives out of the area.
Our Facebook Account is also linked to our Twitter account – to help cover more of the town
During outages, from remote areas that have electric but minimum internet access, it is much easier to post emergency updates on our Facebook account than on our website.. so we cannot stress enough how important it is for town residents to have Facebook for updates!
To find us on Facebook.. go to search for Town of Shandaken
- Joyce Grant