County’s Blackout Tweets Take Spotlight

Remember the big blackout last September? How did you get your news?


If you follow San Diego County on Twitter or Facebook you may have received news on your smartphone. Unless you had a battery-operated AM radio, you might have been, well, in the dark.


County Communication Specialist Tom Christensen was at the County Emergency Operations Center tweeting and posting info about the power outage as soon as it was available. Since then, he has been interviewed by multiple agencies and organizations so that others can learn from his prolific use of social media during an emergency.  The Wilson Center think tank recently published this extensive interview.  


Make following the County on social media part of your emergency prepardedness plan.