Did you know that this week is Emergency Preparedness Week in Canada?

It seems timely in a way to talk about the fact that this week is Canada’s Emergency preparedness week. I am sharing a post I put together five years ago as a starting point for some planned posts to come this week

Just another Day on the Farm

http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/rsrcs/ep-wk/tlkt-eng.aspx

Using technology during a disaster

We rely on technology more and more to keep in touch with our family, friends, and colleagues with a click of a button.

But what happens in the event of a major emergency? Suddenly these tools can become vital in helping you and your family deal get in touch and stay informed. So here are some tips on the use of technology in an emergency:

  • If possible, use non-voice channels like text messaging, email or social media. These use less bandwidth than voice communications and may work even when phone service doesn’t.
  • If you must use a phone, keep your conversation brief and convey only vital information to emergency personnel and/or family. This will also conserve your phone’s battery.
  • Unable to complete a call? Wait 10 seconds before redialing to help reduce network congestion. Note, cordless phones rely on electricity and will not work…

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