On Wednesday, December 13, shine a spotlight on the work your county is doing to improve resilience to disasters as part of NACo’s Disaster Response and Recovery Social Media Day! #ResilientCounties
As part of the Resilient Counties Initiative’s effort to create a Disaster Toolkit for Counties, NACo will host a Disaster Response and Recovery Social Media Day in December to showcase how counties have responded to and recovered from disasters and have strengthened resilience within their communities. Throughout the day, NACo will share examples of county accomplishments, disaster resilience tools and resources for counties.
Join NACo by posting links to or short summaries of your county’s disaster response and recovery projects, resources, lessons learned, tips and innovative efforts on NACo’s Facebook page or on Twitter (@NACoTweets) using the hashtag #ResilientCounties.
The highlight of the day will be a #ResilientCounties Twitter chat on Disaster Response and Recovery at 2 p.m. Eastern through @NACoTweets.
What is a Twitter chat? A Twitter chat is where a group of Twitter users meet at a pre-determined time to discuss a certain topic, using a designated hashtag (#) for each tweet contributed. A host or moderator will pose questions (designated with Q1, Q2…) to prompt responses from participants (using A1, A2…) and encourage interaction among the group. Chats typically last an hour.
NACo’s Disaster Response and Recovery Twitter chat will be focused on how counties support resilient communities through dedicated disaster response and recovery planning, partnerships and funding. To participate in the conversation, please respond to the questions posted by @NACoTweets and tweet your county’s stories and resources using the hashtag #ResilientCounties and the corresponding A1, A2, A3, etc. for each answer. For example, “A1: Insert answer here #ResilientCounties”
If your tweet is longer than 280 characters, remember you can split it up into multiple tweets by adding a counter to the end of each tweet. For example, “2/5” to indicate this tweet is the second of five tweets that make up your response. If you plan to respond in this manner, please note that it is recommended you compose all tweets upfront and then publish them in quick succession one after the other. (Rather than composing one and tweeting, composing the next and tweeting, etc.) This better ensures the tweets will appear in order on the feed.
It is your stories and insights into the response and recovery process that will help us shape the Disaster Toolkit for Counties. By sharing your lessons learned and tips on strategies and innovative funding sources, you are adding depth and expertise to the final product. We look forward to the conversation on December 13!