We can talk about the importance and usefulness of Social Media in emergency management until we’re blue in the face. The reality however is that we can’t truly grasp the usefulness of SM until we see it in action.
I suggest you use this opportunity now to create a free Twitter account and try to follow the preparations and response to the tsunami threat. To start, follow @CraigatFEMA and @LAFDTalk for current information. Also search the hashtags #tsunami, #catsunami, #ortsunami, and #watsunami for tsunami information for each coastal state.