Behind the Twitter account that helped evacuate Fort McMurray

Social media has played a massive role in connecting evacuees and keeping them in touch with what’s happening in their fire-ravaged community.

Jordan Redshaw and Robin Smith are with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo — behind the constant twitter updates ensuring what people need to know gets to them.

Both a part of larger team with the region that are working non-stop.

“There’s people up here, obviously that left their families to come back. There’s people here I’ve been working with now for over seven days straight that have lost their homes and more,” Redshaw said. “It’s inspirational at the same time, as hard as it is. There’s a component of inspiration to it, because we’ve got such phenomenal leadership.”

Redshaw says part of their job is to stop the spread of rampant mis-information and rumours which can be confusing and damaging.

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