Citizens can follow events on the web, a Facebook page, and Twitter.
It's an effort to address public safety issues during the G-8 Summit. The Frederick County Sheriff's Office says a website will be set up to keep the public informed about road closures, traffic congestion and other concerns. Residents can also go to a Facebook page, and follow the local impact of the Summit on Twitter.
In a news release, the Sheriff's Office says this is being made possible through partnerships between law enforcement, public safety, county and manciple agencies. Officials say it's an effort to keep citizens informed on how the Summit impacts the local community.
Beginning on Friday, the public information tools will provide links, useful information and reports on developments, when they are available.
Officials will also use news releases, public service announcements and media advisories to keep citizens informed.
Local agencies are also working with the Tourism Council of Frederick County, which has prepared a new website on the G8 Summit. It's www.CampDavidG8Summit.com. It's primarily to serve media covering the Summit. The website will provide area information, local history in multiple languages, royalty-free images and video B-roll that can be downloaded, story ideas, local resources and frequently asked questions.
The G-8 Summit is scheduled for May 18th and 19th.
THE WEBSITE IS www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/G8Frederick. On Facebook, go to www.facebook.com/G8SummitFrederickCounty; on Twitter, it's www.twitter.com/G8Frederick.