Support E-communication & Social Media In Dearborn Heights

Today
at 7:00pm
Dearborn Heights City Hall

Dearborn Heights, Michigan 48127

Breaking news, emergencies, and other critical information should be distributed in all available ways. Come and show your support for Nixle, Facebook, Twitter, and Ping4alerts. This is a special study session just to discuss this topic. Remember, 130 residents signed a petition advocating for this, which was placed on the last agenda.

I hope to see many of you there tonight if you can’t make it and support E-communication and Social Media in Dearborn Heights please call council members and let them know. You can find their numbers HERE

Call the Mayors Office 313-791-3490

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3 thoughts on “Support E-communication & Social Media In Dearborn Heights”

  1. October 1, 2014

    For Immediate Release

    For More Information, Contact:
    Bob Ankrapp, PEM
    Emergency Manager & Public Information Officer
    Tel: (313) 277-7405 – Cell: (734) 751-5925
    E-mail: rankrapp@ci.dearborn-heights.mi.us

    FEMA Representatives schedule local meetings with Dearborn Heights flood victims

    Dearborn Heights, Michigan – Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will conduct 4 local meetings in Dearborn Heights this week to assist residents who experienced flooding as a result of the August 11 storm. The meetings, known as Disaster Survivor Assistance meetings, will allow flood victims to express, in person, questions and concerns to FEMA representatives regarding their eligibility for federal assistance that is available through the agency, as well as learn more about how the application process works.

    The meetings will take place at the John F. Kennedy Library, 24602 Van Born Road (just West of Telegraph Road) in Dearborn Heights at the following dates/times:

    Wednesday, October 1 – 12:00 Noon to 5:00 p.m.
    Thursday, October 2 – 12:00 Noon to 5:00 p.m.
    Friday, October 3 – 12:00 Noon to 4:00 p.m.
    Saturday, October 4 – 12:00 Noon to 4:00 p.m.
    NOTE: Residents do not need to make advance appointments to meet with the FEMA staff.

    Portions of Dearborn Heights, particularly along and near Ecorse Creek along the city’s southern border, experienced significant flood damage during the storm.

    On September 25, President Obama signed a Federal Disaster Declaration for Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties, clearing the way for federal assistance for those who experienced significant storm/flood damage.

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  2. Its amazing that this issue is so important for DH to have a council studying and debating the benefits of the social media, That is happening in Sept. 2014 when the social media become the communication mean for our societies even in the countries lacking basic civic and public infrastructures.

    The officials would’ve asked their kids or grand kids about what they are benefiting from their Facebook pages or tweeting or whats upping or other app’s.

    Its amazing that DH did not debate the flood and back-up issue in a public form / town hall meetings? When in fact the flood and back-up issue is so complicated that the officials didn’t have answers to a payment of $900,000.00 related to water and sewage.

    What really DH need? A study session with professional expertise to learn about Facebook pages? And how that enhance DH communication? Or a study session to explore and formulate plans to deal with an emergency and disastrous flooding and back-up event that effected the safety and health of DH residents?

    Its OK to have both, but prioritizing and timing are also a good practice.

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