Monday, March 28, 2011

There's a "Chance" of rain tonight through 6 am. Accumulations of .02
are in the forecast. This is not going to be a Drought Buster.

From our friends at the National Weather Service:

Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 52. East southeast wind around 11 mph.

Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Increasing
clouds, with a low around 43. East northeast wind between 9 and 16
mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

Tuesday: A slight chance of showers. Cloudy, then gradually becoming
mostly sunny, with a high near 61. North wind around 17 mph, with
gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Now, given that the high today is in the low 50s, the chances of
severe weather are low. That's not to say a stray thunderstorm won't
have lightning. If the streets are wet, you can still lose control of
your car.

Firefighters, please know that there is a wind shift associated with
this event that will occur in the overnight hours, around 9 p.m.
tonight. Winds are forecast to increase, gusting to 20, and winds
continue from the north Tuesday in the teens.

This is the SW Area Conference week. Jerry Gibson and I will be
attending. If you need anything, please free free to call our cells.

BE safe.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, "Abba! Father!" The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Voice of Truth - Casting Crowns
Casting Crowns - If We Are The Body

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

As we bring a close @RedCross Month, you have been generous with our donations. Please do one more thing. Please read and call your local Chapter to thank the call taker for the service they provide.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

RT @okfires Volunteers needed to help @OKFires and 3 - 6 PM today. #SMEM

Monday, March 21, 2011

Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program has recently completed an assessment report. #EM #Planning
Here's an opportunity for the #SMEM crowd to help a reporter out. "Looking for AMAZING social media stories for possible inclusion
in the sequel to my book Facebook Fairytales and also for a TV
show based on the book. Please send short descriptions (no more
than two short paragraphs). Stories must be truly amazing: love,
family reunions, life-saving stories. Please email them to me

Friday, March 18, 2011

Road closed to through traffic, #Altus

Saturday, March 12, 2011

One of my favorite series is Jericho and now I am the owner of both season DVD sets. Lots of preparedness information in the series.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Sent to you by KC5FM via Google Reader: HOW TO: Follow the Japan
Earthquake Online via Mashable! by Meghan Peters on 3/11/11

Social media and the web have become the go-to for real-time
information when disasters strike.

It’s no surprise that the news of Friday’s 8.9-magnitude earthquake in
Japan spread rapidly on Twitter, while live video feeds and blogs kept

With unreliable cellphone service, social media is the only form of
communication consistently available to people in Japan, says Brian
Gillespie of Texas. He has reached out to friends in Japan through
Twitter and Facebook. Mixi, Japan’s largest social networking site, has
also been used to located loved ones, he says.

Like Gillespie’s friends, many in Japan are updating us on the
country’s status via the Internet. In addition, thousands of reporters
and citizen journalists worldwide are distributing their knowledge of
the situation on homepages and social streams.

Now, hours after the initial quake, information about the earthquake
and tsunami abound. Here’s a list of some of the best Japan earthquake
resources online, as suggested by our readers.

What tools are you using to track the crisis? Let us know in the
comments which ones we’ve missed.
Social Media
- Twitter:
Hashtags #Japan, #JPQuake, #JapanQuake, #PrayForJapan, #Tsunami
and #TsunamiCharity; real-time Tweet map; Save Japan (updates in
Japanese); and the UN’s Must-Follow Twitterers
- Facebook: Japan Earthquake page and Solidarity With the Victims of
the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan 2011 page
- YouTube: Japan Tsunami and CitizenTube videos
- Flickr: Japan Earthquake photos and blog post
- Reddit: IAmA SurvivorLive Video and Blogs
- CNN: Live Blog
- BBC: Live Coverage
- NHK: Japan Live
- Al Jazeera: Japan LiveOther Resources
- Google: Crisis Response and Japan Person Finder (Mashable‘s coverage
of these tools)
- RSS: Japan Earthquake feed
- Internet Radio: Tsunami news in your toolbar
- Interactive Map: Japan Earthquake
- Other Resource Lists: TV News Radio and SreeTips
Image courtesy of

More About: breaking news, facebook, flickr, japan earthquake, media,
News, social media, tsunami, twitter, youtube

For more Social Media coverage:
- Follow Mashable Social Media on Twitter
- Become a Fan on Facebook
- Subscribe to the Social Media channel
- Download our free apps for Android, Mac, iPhone and iPad

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favorite sites
Google responds to #JapanEQ #earthquake #SMEM

Thursday, March 10, 2011

@FEMA shows how easy @Twitter can be for #SMEM #Crisisdata

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Training repeats tomorrow and Friday. Register at #EM #NIMS #ICS
Presenter answered the #SMEM #PIO #Crisisdata question: "a social media technical specialist would be best served at the Emergency Operations Center; however, it would be good to have someone at the Joint Information Center that is at least familiar with the social media side."
Presenter is talking about communications: Interoperable and redundant. #SMEM #ARRL #ICS
Attending a @FEMA ICS/EOC interface class. A number of Emergency Management list members are also in the class.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

You can quit going to church now. #Jesus :)
One of my favorite songs! Is it yours?

Friday, March 4, 2011

Here's an example of what @RedCross chapters are doing. It's #RedCross month.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Rt @ounwcm: #nsww interview pitfall: getting too comfortable with the reporter. Avoid jokes and sarcasm. #crisisdata #pio
@kelitarp next up at #nsww
Good sessions at #nsww today. Follow the conversation on Twitter.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

#Android users! @Google has pulled applications for malware. Do you have these on your phone?
#Android users! Google pulls Malware. Do you have these applications on your phone?
@GodHatesFagsWBC is the official Twitter Account for the group.

Sent to you by KC5FM via Google Reader: Westboro Baptist Church Wins
Supreme Court Appeal Over Funeral Protests via The Huffington Post |
Full News Feed by The Huffington Post News Editors on 3/2/11

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has ruled that the First Amendment
protects fundamentalist church members who mount attention-getting,
anti-gay protests outside military funerals.

The court voted 8-1 Wednesday in favor of the Westboro Baptist Church
of Topeka, Kan. The decision upheld an appeals court ruling that threw
out a $5 million judgment to the father of a dead Marine who sued
church members after they picketed his son's funeral.

More on Supreme Court

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RT: @Citizen_Corps View webinar @CraigatFEMA encourages faith-based community orgs to be part of the team #FEMA #EM

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Sunday fire leads to homes in Blair area being evacuated #OKfire #Altus
From ...

Writing a release for a website article or other Internet news?

Read it in under 2 minutes at most

250 words long is MAX

65-70 characters is max for headline

Get to the point, stay on the point

5th grade reading level

Keep an average < 1.7 syllable words for whole article (Dan Zarella
study of re-Tweeted info)

For Twitter - don't forget a good hashtag

Always include a hyperlink

I would add that, for Twitter, 140 characters is going to be it,
unless you use a service like ... and speaking of #Hashtags
... hope you will follow #SMEM ... social media for Emergency
Management ... and especially Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, follow
#NSWW for the National Severe Weather Workshop.

Rest in Peace #RIP Jane Russell

Sent to you by KC5FM via Google Reader: Jane Russell, star of '40s
and '50s films, dies via NEWS 9 - News on 2/28/11
She was the voluptuous pin-up girl who set a million male hearts to
pounding during World War II, the favorite movie star of a generation
of young men long before she'd made a movie more than a handful of them
had ever...
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