USA.gov, the Federal Government's Public Web Portal,
Provides Important Updates on Pacific Ocean Crisis
By Steve Hoffman
General Services Administration
WASHINGTON, March 11, 2011 – USA.gov, in response to the recent earthquake in Japan and subsequent tsunami warnings, is providing information and Web links on the latest news and events related to the unfolding crisis in the Pacific.
Information is posted on government's official Web portal, USA.gov, and its Spanish-language counterpart, GobiernoUSA.gov, with links to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Center and other government resources. A blog update with detailed information, links, and a map is also available.
USA.gov is issuing Facebook updates and tweets from USA.gov and GobiernoUSA.gov with information about the emergency, as well as issuing a GovDelivery message to more than 77,000 USA.gov home page subscribers with information and links about the tsunami warning.
USA.gov is also working with the State Department and the National Contact Center to respond to the emergency through 800-FED-INFO (333-4636), e-mail and chat inquiries, and Answers.usa.gov. Frequently asked GobiernoUSA.gov questions and answers about the disasters are available in English and Spanish.
Featured trending searches are available on the USA.gov home page, which go to high-value search spotlights on:
• Tsunami warning
• Japan earthquake
• Hawaii evacuation and