Thank you Johanna Goetzel and City Atlas for featuring our Twitter Queen, Frances Medina!
When Hurricane Sandy hit the waterfront of Red Hook on October 29th last year, the Brooklyn neighborhood took the brunt of the storm. The power went out, streets and basements flooded, and phone lines and cell phone service went down. Many people in the community emerged as leaders, working inside and outside the neighborhood to help organize a response. With a jury-rigged internet system set up, some even tweeted about it, providing a crucial link between residents, family members outside the neighborhood, and relief workers. City Atlas recently spoke with Frances Medina, who led social media communications for the Red Hook Initiative (RHI) during the storm and the recovery.