Social Media Messages You Can Use During or After a Natural Disaster
ALWAYS CALL 911 if you are in immediate danger and need emergency help.
The messages below are for you to copy and reuse to share safety messages and information. Individuals, community leaders, responders, media, or anyone - just copy and paste the messages below into your Facebook, Twitter, email, or other account to help spread the word to your friends and followers. More on EPA social media.
Topics listed below:
- Generator safety
- Flood recovery
- Hurricane recovery
- Reporting hazardous spills or contamination
- Schools, businesses, facilities
Topic: Generator safety
ALERT: Generator exhaust is toxic and can kill you. ALWAYS run generators outside well away from doors, windows, and vents. Never use a generator inside homes, garages, crawlspaces, sheds, or similar areas. Carbon monoxide (CO) is deadly, can build up quickly, and linger for hours.
Link: Carbon Monoxide
Headline: Always run generators outdoors
#Generator exhaust is toxic and can kill you. ALWAYS run generators outside away from doors, windows, vents https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq/emergencies-and-iaq#generators
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Topic: Flood recovery
Flooding can damage septic systems, contaminate drinking water wells, bring mold, and more. Avoid any contact with flood water or sediment due to threat of contamination. Learn how to keep you, your family, and others safe.
Link: Flood recovery
Headline: Recovering After a Flood
#Flooding can damage septic systems, contaminate drinking water wells, more. Learn how to keep your family safe. https://www.epa.gov/natural-disasters/flooding#recover
Topic: Hurricane recovery
Hurricanes and tropical storms can cause flooding, mold, drinking water contamination, lead paint hazards, and more. Learn to protect your family and the environment during and after a severe storm.
Link: Hurricane recovery
Headline: Recovering After a Hurricane
Learn how you can protect your family and the environment during and after a severe storm or other natural disaster. https://www.epa.gov/natural-disasters/hurricanes#recover
Topic: Reporting hazardous spills or contamination
After a storm, if you find a possible spill, oil, or hazardous environmental contamination, report it by calling the National Response Center at 800-424-8802. Remember, CALL 911 if you are in immediate danger or if someone is hurt.
Link: Reporting hazardous spills or contamination
Headline: Report spills or contamination
#To report spills or possible hazardous contamination call the #National Response Center 800-424-8802. https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-incidents/how-report-spills-and-environmental-violations
Topic: Schools, businesses, facilities
Flooding, mold can damage schools, business facilities, and other buildings. Get more details about facility recovery and responsibilities, reducing risks, clean up from contamination or spills, and more.
Link: Schools, businesses, facilities
Headline: Recovery for schools or businesses
#Flooding, #mold can damage schools, business facilities. Learn about #facility recovery, #contamination or #spills, cleanup, more https://www.epa.gov/natural-disasters/general-information-disaster-preparedness-and-response#facilitywastewater