Communicators turn to Twitter to talk tornados, flooding

Massive storms hit the Midwest and southern U.S., destroying homes and killing vulnerable people. Here’s how communicators are educating and informing the public to keep them safe.

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Some crises are self-inflicted; others occur naturally.

After a long period without tornadoes, the deadly wind funnels returned to the central U.S., causing damage to property and injuring people.

The National Weather Service in Nashville tweeted that a tornado had touched down in the nearby town of Clarksville, and retweeted pictures of leveled homes.

Tornado reported to have it Clarksville. Several homes heavily damaged.

— NWS Nashville (@NWSNashville) February 25, 2018

Home leveled in the Farmington neighborhood in Clarksville. @WSMVDanThomas @WSMV

— Edward Burch (@EdwardBurch) February 25, 2018

Other shared updates about downed trees over power lines and other hazards:

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