After Hurricane Sandy – Can You Hear Me Now? – I Can’t Hear You I Have No Power

Millions of people on the East Coast can’t hear the speeches by the President, Governor, Mayor, Emergency Manager or anyone on the recovery process from Hurricane Sandy because they don’t have power.  The TV emergency broadcast system is useless once the emergency begins and the power is knocked out.  Radio is the source of news that needs to be improved to help citizens stranded by storms.  Why isn’t radio better developed?  It is because we have not planned to improve the information sharing process when disasters strike.  We have better technology today but the tried and true methods of communicating have been neglected.

State and Local Governments need to improve their ability to communicate by radio.  All the coverage of the storm does no good if people do not have the power to enable then to listen.  At a minimum we need to have the coverage that is on TV simulcast on radio.  CSPAN radio and National Public radio are two great examples of how radio is still a viable way of communicating important information.


About managingemergencies

I am a professional consultant with 30 years of experience in managing emergencies. My background and skills gave me the foundation to start Systems Emergency Preparedness Consultants. If you need preparedness training or would like to have a preparedness discussion for your employees contact me via email at I held various positions in the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department until I retired in 2007. As a emergency planner and trainer in the Prince George's County Office of Homeland Security I planned exercises and training for government agencies and citizens groups. I was appointed Fire Chief of the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department in 2009. I started Systems Emergency Preparedness Consultants in June of that year. I had the opportunity to become the Assistant Fire Chief - Operations of the District of Columbia Fire/EMS Department and served for a year as the Interim Fire Chief. I am a trained mediator, mediator team leader and trainer. I also served as the Fire/EMS Department Equal Employment Opportunity Officer.
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2 Responses to After Hurricane Sandy – Can You Hear Me Now? – I Can’t Hear You I Have No Power

  1. roxannity says:

    Reblogged this on roxannity and commented:
    It never can hurt to be prepared. For real, who can laugh at the ones who were actually READY when this storm hit? Let whoever wants to..go ahead and laugh! Better safe than sorry.

  2. roxannity says:

    I am happy to find a blog like yours! A thousand thanks for the work you’re doing.

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