How blogging can help

How blogging can help: Kaye Trammel, the LSU professor who began blogging Katrina last Saturday has an op-ed piece in today’s Washington Post.

Quote:

“When people prepare for hurricanes, they do many things: top off gas tanks in cars, fill bathtubs with water, buy water, charge up mobile phones and check evacuation routes. I did all these things. And I started a blog.”

I am honored that Kaye Trammel mentioned my call for a new focus on emergency preparedness among bloggers and Josh Hallett’s encouragement for bloggers to get together with local officials before emergencies occur to plan for how we can assist in dissmenting critical information.

We’ll be doing that in Nashville in the coming weeks and months.