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Running head: Public Information AnnouncementPublic Information AnnouncementJarrod B. StrittGrand Canyon University: EMM-41206 May 20211
Public Information AnnouncementPart 1: Communicating with the public“Emergency managers depend on critical pieces of information to develop situationalawareness in order to better understand the nature of a situation (Wukich, C., 2016).”Thisinformation needs to be passes along to the citizens we serve.I would have a social mediapresence with our own emergency management facebook page.This page would be shared withthe local county and city emergency agencies as well.-Monsoon storm struck phoenix, Arizona with hurricane force winds and now bringingflooding area homes.Significant damage to roadways and powerlines.-Stay off roadways until utility crews can clear downed power lines and debris could be 24hours.-Currently the Army Corps of engineers are working with county officials on waterpumping stations and drainage efforts.-To stay informed, monitor local news sources as well as the Maricopa county sheriffssocial media accounts.-The county is under a flash flood warning; if possible move/stay on high ground. Do notwalk, swim or drive through flood waters, turn around, don’t drown! (Ready.gov)-Six inches of moving water can knock you down, and one foot of moving water cansweep your vehicle away!

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