How will we communicate?
In today’s world of mobile technology and cloud connections, we have the potential to lose all means of communication if a severe storm takes out the cell phone towers. Many of you have heard me ask at presentations: “How long could you survive without these?” while holding up my cell phone and a credit card.
Hancock County has a plan. The Emergency Management Agency and Hancock County Health Department along with Hancock Amateur Radio Club (HARC) have the ability to activate and broadcast over AM radio station 1610 if all other traditional means of communication are down.
Please make a family plan as part of your quarantine activities. If you need help with that go to www.ready.gov/plan. Add AM 1610 to your programmed buttons on your radio. (You may have to call Grandma and have her explain what AM radio is to some of the younger generations.)
Please share this with the community in any way that you can.
Hancock County COAD Team
Salvation Army Hancock County Team