Impact of Social Media in Emergency Management
Natural disasters could be related to natural phenomena such as weather, geological, biological or even factors
outside the Earth and have become more and more frequent in recent years and brought millions of losses, destruction and
damages. Emergency teams’ efficiency in responding to disasters is critical in saving lives, reducing suffering, and for
damage control. Utilizing social media in different stages of natural disaster management, especially focus on analyzing the
effect on logistics are discussed.
Index terms - Natural disasters, Emergency logistics, Social media.