Thursday, September 29, 2005
Communications: "The Katrina Effect"
After almost every disaster of any significance, there is a rush to fix the situation and generally the first fix is to throw money at it.
In July 2004, I wrote the following article, Communications: The "Avalanche Effect" many of the things that are being stated today are not new problems. This previous article addresses many different solutions, reliability, redundancy, parallel network solutions, etc.
THE KATRINA EFFECT
I have been reading with much interest about the communications problems that have been plaguing the Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina.
There are references to radio system failures, this worked - while that did not. Much reference to the failure of the New Orleans radio system with a contrasting reference that the state radio system did not. Hmmm, might I ask - "If the entire state of Louisiana had been flooded, would that system remained operational?"
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