SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — University of Missouri Extension has re-activated a community page on Facebook for organizations and individuals to share information related to flood conditions in Missouri: https://www.facebook.com/MoFloodInfo/.

The Missouri Drought Information Facebook community is open to all individuals affected by or interested in updates on flooding in Missouri. Individuals and organizations are welcome to post any related information.
This Facebook community page is similar in design as other efforts developed over the last five years by MU Extension and MU Extension partnerships. Other disaster-related examples on Facebook include Joplin Tornado Info, Missouri Drought Info, and Branson Tornado Info.
All of these groups follow a template developed following the Joplin tornado in May of 2011 and outlined in MU Extension’s popular publication “The Use of Social Media for Disaster Recovery,” which is available for purchase on Amazon.com. This guide has been used at FEMA trainings, and even distributed to county emergency management personnel in some states.
The guide has been profiled in national media and called “informative and useful” to anyone interested disaster recovery or creating a successful social media presence.
The guide is written by Rebecca Williams and Genevieve Williams of Neosho, Mo. and David Burton, civic communication specialist for University of Missouri Extension.
Community leaders, public information officers and University of Missouri Extension specialists from all over Missouri have worked cooperatively to develop the Missouri Flood Info resource.

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