Spring means storms, floods and other unpredictable weather are imminent. Starke County Emergency Management Agency Director Jacob Lippner is harnessing social media and technology to share information about preparedness with residents. He posts quite a bit on the Starke County Emergency Management Facebook page, including severe weather watches and warnings and other information from the National Weather Service along with videos and information about emergency preparedness.
Lippner also shares a lot of information via the Nixle mass messaging system. It allows messages about things like bad weather to be disseminated quickly via email and/or text message to subscribers. He says the service is free and is used by government agencies around the state and across the country. Visit http://www.nixle.com/ for more information or to sign up.