On Monday at 4:17am a powerful 7.8 earthquake hit Southern Turkey, leaving behind destruction and debris. As rescue teams dig through the rubble of this devasting earthquake, the death toll continues to rise. Within 2 hours 1,800 people were found dead, it’s quite possible the death toll could reach as high as 10,000 people.
Emergency communication is critical to communicate the disaster plan across all first responders. Due to broken infrastructure and cell towers many must rely on Satellite communication. Satellite allows an alternate form of communication to aid in the disaster recovery plan. Satellite communication can also provide civilians with a way to communicate with rescue teams, set off location beacons, or to send an SOS.
Planning for communication during a disaster is incredibly important. Communication allows Rescue teams to coordinate with each other for efficient rescue operations. Satellite communication enables them to send and receive footage to and from headquarters from virtually anywhere, even if the cell towers are down.
This earthquake is extremely heartbreaking, our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected.
These are the very reasons why the Satellite Phone Store started… TO HELP SAVE LIVES. We hear countless stories of how satellite phones, PLBs and other devices have saved people in the most remote places of the world, as well as helped rescue teams find and save hundreds of lives.
Visit www.SatellitePhoneStore.com and find a device that will ensure you and your family that you’ll have proper comms to communicate with anyone should something like this happen near you.