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How Will You Communicate in an Emergency?
Are you planning on using your cell phone to send texts? While that may be more reliable than making calls, the communication grid is not especially reliable. You have certainly experienced small outages not just on landlines and internet connection, but cell phone connection as well. History will show that cell towers often get overloaded in an emergency. It is advised that you text so the cell tower does not have to “handshake” to deliver a message. While this is a great strategy, what if the cell tower never gets your message through?
This is a big possibility in a survival situation. Emergencies put all sorts of stress on the already stretched thin American infrastructure. Power outages are very common in disasters and can take weeks or months to repair fully. Communication in an emergency is critical to know what is going on and how the emergency is progressing. If you are in the dark, you need to know when the light is coming on- if at all. Knowledge gained through communication can help you stay one step ahead in an emergency, so check out the article below to make sure you are prepared for the worst.