This past week the northeastern United States was battered by one of the largest winter storms in recent history. As a result, an estimated 655,000 people lost electrical power. Days later, an estimated 270,000 still remain without power. During or after a major emergency, emergency managers work with local media to provide important information to the residents impacted or at risk. Shelter information, first aid sites, evacuation areas and emergency feeding sites are just some of the examples of information provided in cooperation with local media partners.