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Dear Neighbors:

No matter how grave the weather conditions, tampabay.com will publish the most current storm news.

A "community" of reporters will make this possible – the St. Petersburg Times' award-winning writers, photojournalists and videographers
. . . our media partners such as Bay News 9 and radio station WFLA-970 AM . . . and you.

On computer or cell phone, you will be able to receive and share the latest information. Neighbors helping neighbors.

Here are the many ways that you can interact with tampabay.com in a weather crisis.

Contact us

By phone: 727-893-8215

By e-mail: storm@tampabay.com

Twitter: @tampabaycom

Facebook: TampaBay.com

Video

E-mail the file to phototech@sptimes.com.

Or upload to http://www.youtube.com/wwwtampabaycom.

Photos

Publish your pictures on tampabay.com by:

— e-mailing them to submit@tampabay.com;

— posting them on our Facebook page;

— sharing them on Twitter by mentioning @tampabaycom.

Searchable databases

Tampabay.com will provide lists of critical information – missing/found persons or pets, road closures, power outages, flooding – that you will be able to search by geography or name.

In a bad storm, these lists will be touchstones for neighbors, friends and families. We will need your help.

Are you a registered tampabay.com user?

Join our community at www.tampabay.com/register.

Mobile text alerts

Editors on our Now Desk will send bulletins for the most important developments. It's a free service. Subscribe at tampabay.com/mobile/.

Twitter

In almost real time, Times editors and reporters will "tweet" or publish a frequent stream of news and links such as evacuation information, National Hurricane Center updates and local conditions in text-message length (approximately 120 characters).

We'll also publish your "tweets." You can mention @tampabaycom or use terms that we provide (examples: #flooding, #closures) to better organize the flow of information.

Need a Twitter account? Sign up at www.tampabay.com/twitter.

Already have an account? Follow us @tampabaycom.

Remember: Even in the worst conditions, as long as your cell phone has power, you probably will be able to receive and send text messages.

E-mail newsletters

In a major weather event, tampabay.com will send newsletters at regularly scheduled intervals, or as news demands. It's free.

Subscribe at www.enews.tampabay.com.

Let's hope none of this is necessary. But we're ready to serve. Join us at tampabay.com.

In the event of a hurricane: Turn to tampabay.com for complete and ongoing breaking news coverage.

On computer or cell phone, you can get and share the latest storm information 05/19/10 [Last modified: Thursday, March 31, 2011 2:33pm]
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