Local Alerts are designed to help authorities communicate urgent, need-to-know information to their communities in instances where action is taken to protect lives - for events such as bushfires, flooding or emergency situations. We’re expanding Local Alerts to eligible state fire and emergency services in Australia.
Connecting communities to respond and recover
In unfortunate times of natural disasters, people use digital platforms to let their friends and family know they’re safe, to raise awareness to those outside the disaster area of what's happening, and to help their communities recover. With feedback from the community, we have developed Crisis Mapping tools to help first responders and Facebook Fundraising to assist communities in getting financial help when they need it.
Connecting communities during the Australian 2019/2020 bushfire season
As policy makers, emergency responders and communities reflect on the 2019/2020 bushfire season and how we can be better prepared and adapt for the future, we have developed this report to share insights about how Facebook’s apps and products were used to contribute more information to this conversation.