Social media a key conduit for warnings and hope during #HurricaneMichael

Though Facebook and Instagram feature emotional images, Twitter is the main channel for sharing updates and broadcasting corporate social responsibility efforts.

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As Hurricane Michael battered the Florida Panhandle and plowed into Georgia, government officials, relief agencies and businesses took to social media.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott expressed concern about the death toll.

The New York Times reported:

The full extent of the damage and other casualties was uncertain: Gov. Rick Scott told CNN on Thursday that two hospitals in Panama City were damaged in the storm and were “in the process of being closed down.”

He said that temporary hospitals were being set up to treat people injured in the storm, but that “we don’t know the numbers” of injured yet.

“My biggest concern would be loss of life,” he said.

FEMA chief Brock Long said he worried about people who hadn’t evacuated when they had the chance.

The Times continued:

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