Social Media & Smart Phone Applications

Social Media & Smart Phone Applications for Disasters

This is not an exhaustive list of all social media/news outlets and/or apps available for disaster news.

City/County Twitter

Twitter
Agency
Type of Information
@CHPSouthern
California Highway Patrol - Southern Division
Road Closures and Traffic Updates
@CaltransOC
Caltrans District 12
Road Closures and Traffic Updates
@AlisoviejocityCity of Aliso ViejoPublic Safety and Emergency Information
@OCSDAlisoViejo
OCSD - Aliso Viejo Police Services
Public Safety and Emergency Information
@OrangeCountyEOCOrange County Emergency Management DivisionPublic Safety and Emergency Information
@OCFA_PIO
Orange County Fire Authority
Real-time Fire Updates
@ocredcross
Orange County Red Cross
Mass Care and Shelter Information
@OCSD
Orange County Sheriff’s Department
Public Safety and Emergency Information
@SCESouthern California EdisonOutage Information - Electricity
@socalgasSouthern California Gas CompanyOutage Information - Gas

City/County Facebook

Facebook
Agency
Type of Information
City of Aliso Viejo - Local GovernmentCity of Aliso ViejoPublic Safety and Emergency Information
OCSD Aliso ViejoOCSD - Aliso Viejo Police ServicesPublic Safety and Emergency Information
Orange County California - Emergency Operations CenterOrange County Emergency Management DivisionPublic Safety and Emergency Information
Orange County Fire Authority
Orange County Fire Authority
Public Safety and Emergency Information
Orange County Sheriff’s DepartmentOrange County Sheriff’s DepartmentPublic Safety and Emergency Information

State Twitter

Twitter
Agency
Type of Information
@Cal_OESCalifornia Office of Emergency ServicesPublic Safety and Emergency Information Statewide
@CAL_FIREDepartment of Forestry and Fire FightingReal-time Fire Updates Statewide

Smart Phone Applications

Application
Information
American Red CrossDisaster Preparedness, First Aid, Floods, Tornados, Earthquakes, Wildfires, Hurricanes, Volunteer, Shelter Finder
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Health and safety information related to emergencies and disasters.
Disaster Alert
List and interactive map about active hazards occurring around the globe
Federal Emergency Management AgencyDisaster safety tips, emergency kit list, emergency meeting location information, map of open shelters and open FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs).
Health Hotlines
Directory of health organizations with toll-free telephone numbers.
National Weather ServiceWeather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States
Outbreaks Near Me
Real-time, searchable disease outbreak information for your neighborhood on interactive maps.
PulsePoint
Real-time access to OCFA response calls with optional notifications.
ReadyOC
Disaster Preparedness, emergency planning, store copies of critical documents, etc.
ReUniteAbility to upload missing and found person information for family reunification during and after disasters. It provides structured information to the NLM's People Locator service.
Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER)Assists first responders in Hazmat incidents, with features including substance identification support, containment and suppression advice, and medical treatment information.