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Technology helping connect with Broward residents during storm

With a busier than normal hurricane season anticipated, local emergency officials are looking to reach out to people in different ways. In addition to creating a Twitter account – which will start sending out Tweets in the instance of an emergency situation in Broward. Broward has also created an app and a phone line so residents can report damage using a scale of 1-4 on damage.  Visit on any Smart Phone, iPhone, etc….after  a storm to report damage—it will automatically get your GPS coordinates for the map. You can also call 311. All calls/reports will be loaded onto one county-wide map used to determine the hardest hit areas and where to send emergency personnel in the event of a storm. Another major change, though not technology-related, is that anyone with special medical needs should re-register with the county since the Broward Health Department has taken over managing emergency shelter. Applications are available online at, click MEDICAL NEEDS tab and select SHELTER AND TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE APPLICATION. Questions should be directed to Broward County Human Services Department at TTY for the hearing-impaired). For more information on emergency preparedness, visit, or also call for more information or to register, call

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Posted by Andrea Freygang on Jul 21 2010. Filed under Broward County, Families, Fort Lauderdale, Health, Hurricane season, Technology. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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