dcsimg

How Communications, Preparation and Willingness to Help Were Keys in Hurricane Crises

Email     |    
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11
Next How Communications, Preparation and Willingness to Help Were Keys in Hurricane Crises-5 Next

FEMA Coordinates Throughout Hurricane Harvey

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) struggled to keep its in-house communications system up and operational through Hurricane Harvey. The National Response Coordination Center deployed more than 20 mobile communications office vehicles to provide first responders with voice, video and data.

The Mobile Emergency Response Support detachment was charged with connectivity for the U.S. Coast Guard, the American Red Cross, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, The Department of Human Services and the Defense Department.

The severity of the weather during the past month is startling. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are breathtaking examples that we are all at the mercy of Mother Nature, no matter how far technology has advanced.

But technology can help mitigate the worst of a storm’s impact, and it can save lives. This slideshow, put together mostly between the two devastating storms, shows how entrepreneurial thinking, innovation and selflessness can make things better, covering how organizations reacted and telecommunications products that helped.

If we can learn a major lesson, it’s that nothing is more important than planning ahead. What can be done once the winds start howling and the rain starts falling is limited. Lexography suggests that attention be paid to employee safety. Some crucial steps: Create a comprehensive emergency action plan, make sure employees are familiar with the plan, recognize both short-term and long-term dangers employees face, ensure that employees are trained, review regulations before assigning cleanup tasks, and assess the safety records of independent contractors hired for the cleanup.

 

Related Topics : Verizon Wireless, Nortel, Cox Communications, Transport Layer Security, IPTV

 
More Slideshows

hurricanes How Communications, Preparation and Willingness to Help Were Keys in Hurricane Crises

Entrepreneurial thinking, innovation and selflessness can make things better during crises. Here is a look at how organizations reacted and telecommunications products helped during recent hurricane crises. ...  More >>

Telecom1-190x128.jpg Solving 5 Common Problems with Traditional Phone Systems

Five problems your traditional phone system will eventually experience and how VoIP can solve each one. ...  More >>

KoreCommMilestones0x The Evolution of Communication Technology

Today, newer advancements like texting and messaging apps have spurred even more efficiency within workplace communication. ...  More >>

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Sign up now and get the best business technology insights direct to your inbox.


 

By submitting your information, you agree that itbusinessedge.com may send you ITBbusinessEdge offers via email, phone and text message, as well as email offers about other products and services that ITBbusinessEdge believes may be of interest to you. ITBbusinessEdge will process your information in accordance with the Quinstreet Privacy Policy.

×
We have made updates to our Privacy Policy to reflect the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation.