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  • Research examines tweets during Hurricane María to analyze social media use during disasters

    Photo of Omar Pérez Figueroa in his office with a Puerto Rican flag hanging in the background.

    Understanding how social media is used during a disaster can help with disaster preparedness and recovery for future events, says urban and regional planning professor Omar Pérez Figueroa.

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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Omar Pérez Figueroa, email

    The paper “A content analysis of social media discourse during Hurricane María: filling a void when traditional media are silent” is available online.