Let us know where dangerous conditions exist by using your Twitter account.
Tweet @FBCOEM and use one of the following hashtags to report damage, or ask a question:
• #flood – If you see high water or start to see inland flooding around you.
• #tornado – If you see a funnel cloud, tornado, or rotating wall cloud.
• #hail – If you see hail larger than nickel size.
• #wind – If you see or have experienced severe winds.
• #damage – If you see damage from winds, hail or lightning.
• #debris – If you see debris blocking a road or other right of way
• #powerout – If your power is out.
• #wateroff – If you water pressure is low or turned off.
Don’t have any idea what a hashtag is or not sure how they work? No problem! Read more on the Twitter support page.
If tweeting from your GPS-enabled mobile device, be sure to click your “location” button. If it’s safe, include a photo or video!
If you can’t turn on GPS, be sure to include a description of where you are in your tweet (i.e. loc:90 A & 99 or loc:307 Fort Street)
Don’t have a Twitter account or a smart phone? If you have text messaging enabled on your phone, text “SIGNUP” to 40404 and follow the prompts. Once signed up, text “follow FBCOEM” to 40404 to start receiving our alerts via SMS. Normal carrier charges may apply for text messaging, but neither we nor Twitter will charge you for the service.
Of course you can feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the same information, or simply submit a report online.
FBC OEM will transmit any severe weather reports to the National Weather Service on your behalf.
As always, tweet safely, and if you feel your life or property is threatened, dial 9-1-1
Got questions about it? Tweet @FBCOEM or e-mail us at email@example.com.