- Computing & Information Technology
- Radio communications
- Radio and television broadcasting during disasters
Radio and television broadcasting during disasters
Claudy, Lynn D. National Association of Broadcasters, Washington, DC.
- Infrastructure and procedures
- Case study of earthquake in Japan
- Additional Readings
For many decades, radio and television broadcasters have been the primary source of critical information to the public in the event of disasters such as tornadoes, hurricanes, tropical storms, floods, snowstorms, earthquakes, tsunamis, solar storms, terrorist violence, mass transportation accidents, and industrial or technological catastrophes. Broadcasters can play this important role both before an impending event and also during and after an event. On these occasions, radio and television broadcasting provides reliable point-to-everywhere delivery of essential information and safety advice to the public, to first responders, and to others via widely available consumer receivers, both mobile and fixed.
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