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Tweeting the Storm – Social Media Resources to Get BEFORE Disaster Strikes

The Internet is the third most popular way people get emergency information. With more than 80 percent of adult online users connected to at least one or more social media platforms, emergency management agencies are incorporating social media into their response strategies. Social Media & Emergency Preparedness WakeMed boasts several different social media profiles. The following are the […]

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N.C. Second in Country for Lightning Strikes. Stay Safe and Plan Ahead for Storms.

Forecast for the next three months: hot, humid, with a chance of thunderstorms.  Summer thunderstorms are not something to be taken lightly – especially in North Carolina where thunderstorms bring danger in the form of lightning, high winds, falling trees and occasional tornadoes.  In fact, North Carolina has the second highest number of lightning strikes […]

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WakeMed Treats 47 Storm-Related Injuries; Chainsaw Safety Urged During Clean Up

WakeMed Health & Hospitals, Wake County’s only Level 1 Trauma Center, treated a total of 47 patients with storm-related injuries this past weekend among its five emergency departments in Raleigh, Cary, North Raleigh and Apex.  Of these patients, 13 of patients remain in the hospital, two were transferred, and 32 have been treated and released. WakeMed is […]

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