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UNC-TV Programming Puts Focus on Hurricane Dorian

Statewide public media network keeps viewers notified of storm’s latest developments.

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.—With impact of Hurricane Dorian at the forefront of many people’s minds this week, North Carolina’s statewide public media network UNC-TV has been using its reach to keep its viewers up to date with vital information. The network’s content, production and engineering resources have been shifted to ensure uninterrupted emergency communications.

One service provided by the station is emergency updates from NC Emergency Management officials or Governor Roy Cooper. UNC-TV shared embeds code with all media outlets of the updates to share with their viewers. Those NC Emergency Management updates are also simulcasted on UNC-TV’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

UNC-TV team members were also deployed to different areas across the state in the storm’s path to produce stories designed to instruct viewers on emergency preparedness, storm response, shelters and other resources. These stories are also featured on UNC-TV’s website and social media platforms.

In addition, the UNC-TV website (www.unctv.org/dorian) features an emergency resources-filled webpage, including links to videos, emergency preparedness suggestions and emergency information geared toward children.

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