Joanna Lane (@joannalane) October 25, 2013
So I set one up at https://twitter.com/likeaword/lists/uk-severe-weather
It contains the Environment Agency regional accounts, SEPA, Natural Resources Wales, the Met Office, the Highways Agency, Maritime and Coastguard Agency and a couple of media organisations.
Also relevant would be local authority accounts.
We have a lot of local authorities. And the Department for Communities and Local Government has a list containing all of them here https://twitter.com/info4local/lists/local-authorities
They also follow Fire and Rescue services https://twitter.com/Tyne_Wear_FRS/lists/uk-frs
And of course the police will be heavily deployed if there is disruption. The excellent @nickkeane has a list for them https://twitter.com/nickkeane/lists/uk-police-force-twitters
This is a lot of accounts, many of which may not be involved in the storm at any given time. Exactly the job for which #tags are so suitable.
So far #ukstorm seems to be being used and is probably worth a follow.
I’d appreciate any suggestions for accounts that should be added to the list, #tags that should be followed or other useful resources in the comments please.
UPDATE 26 Oct 2013 1316
He also pointed out that #stjude is getting some traffic.
And twitter pointed me to #stjudestorm