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Tampa Bay Times' social media platforms will inform during a storm

Digital communication portals such as social media, text alerts, email and up-to-date websites have become essential to public awareness during natural disasters and breaking news situations.

During the Boston bombings and Oklahoma tornadoes last year, government agencies, weather services, local authorities, media organizations and the public quickly turned to technology for information.

While such information can be disseminated with overwhelming speed, it sometimes is difficult to know when details or images are accurate.

Should a natural disaster hit the Tampa Bay region, stay connected with the Tampa Bay Times so we can help you make sense of all the updates and deliver accurate information about what is happening.

Here's how:

• Connect with us at tampabay.com. As part of your hurricane preparedness plan, we recommend registering for tampabay.com and signing up for breaking news email and text alerts at tampabay.com/news. The Times will use these methods to communicate useful information to your mobile devices.

• If a hurricane threatens or hits Florida, visit tampabay.com for critical information, updates, live blogs, searchable databases, interactive maps, relief resources, shelter and traffic information, photos, videos, stories and much more.

Tampabay.com requires payment after a certain amount of website activity. But if a hurricane or tropical storm hits the Tampa Bay region, tampabay.com will be completely free and open for all users.

• Use social media: Get constant storm updates and talk to the Times on social media in the following ways:

Twitter: @TB_Times

Facebook: facebook.com/tampabaycom

Instagram: @TampaBayTimes

Google Plus: plus.google.com/+tampabaytimes

• Share with us: We want to know what the community is seeing, hearing and experiencing. If a storm hits, share photos, videos, tweets and more to inform our coverage of your community. Do so in the following ways:

Twitter: Use hashtag #TampaBayTimes

Twitter: Mention @TB_Times

Facebook: Use our Facebook "News Tips" form on our official page, facebook.com/tampabaycom.

Email: local@tampabay.com

Tampa Bay Times' social media platforms will inform during a storm 05/12/14 [Last modified: Monday, May 12, 2014 8:44pm]
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