Driving rain and storms have battered Britain - but how have the emergency services coped in communicating the warnings?
by Dan Slee
If ever you needed proof that sharing out access to social media was a bright idea take a look at the January storms that struck Britain.
High winds, 30-foot waves and flood warnings struck across the country.
It was imperative that messages were sent out and a network of Environment Agency, local government and central government accounts on Twitter helped spread key messages and point people towards the Environment Agency website.
Google news reveals 32,500 news items online with the terms 'Britain' and 'storm' as weather swamped the conversation and the news agenda.