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Emergency Communications and Disaster Recovery
Emergency Communications and Disaster Recovery Picture
Emergency communications and disaster recovery have become an issue of increasing importance in communities throughout the United States. Concerns about interoperability of diverse origins of emergency communications, back-up power and other resources, and the ability to respond at the site of a failure quickly and safely must be addressed by municipalities. Communications infrastructure and broadband play a critical role in these functions and can greatly enhance a municipality or region's efforts to manage communications during emergencies or disasters. The eCorridors group is developing papers that address research questions in the area of emergency communications. Articles and other resources pertaining to this topic can be found here.
News Archive
Virginia Tech trauma expert crusades for changes in disaster preparedness and recovery
09/05/06 - EurekAlert! External Site
Blacksburg, Va. A nationally known trauma expert and member of the research team that released the results of a comprehensive mental health study of Hurricane...
Wireless devices to get emergency alerts
07/12/06 - CNN.com External Site
WASHINGTON (AP) -- We interrupt your cell phone call with this important announcement: The government will soon be sending warnings of national emergencies on w...
Disaster Technology Demo
01/08/02 - Register & Bee External Site
Virginia Tech faculty members, other eDan organizers among those demonstrating a high-speed communication application that could be used during disasters....
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