Our Approach to Tracking Irene
Over the past several days, we have been sending out alerts about hurricane Irene and referring libraries to preparedness resources available on our site. We are now past the preparedness stage and are focusing on providing numbers that libraries affected by Irene can use to obtain help. Underneath the post containing help information are regular updates.
On the left side of the Toolkit is our Twitter feed, which we call NEPR Times. Here you will find vetted links to news reports about Irene. We aim to keep readers apprised of major storm events and not refer quickly changing news stories. As Irene moves up the coast, we will also use NEPR Times to post links from FEMA and the CDC to help them get out the word about shelters and hurricane safety.