White House Refers Hurricane Victims To Internet
It's pretty important to keep up-to-date when the power goes out...
When President Barack Obama urged Americans under siege from Hurricane Sandy to stay inside and keep watch on ready.gov for the latest, he left out something pretty important — where to turn if the electricity goes out. Despite the heightened expectation of widespread power and cable television failures, everyone from the president to local newscasters seem to expect the public to rely entirely on the Internet and their TVs for vital news and instructions. [...] A call to FEMA’s news desk, however, found even they didn’t have any non-Internet information readily available beyond suggestions that people call 911 in an emergency. When asked where folks should turn for information if they have no power, a FEMA worker said, “Well, those people who have a laptop with a little battery life on it can try that way. Otherwise, you’re right.”Yeah, I always keep a battery powered modem and ISP on hand for just such an emergency...
Posted by: Moshe Ben Avram at October 30, 2012 12:29 PM
Don't know about those folks, but I have a medium sized generator in my garage. I can hook up lights and appliances as needed. Internet? Sure!
But I get the point. If the power is out, then this is just one big publicity stunt by the Obamarx for Life team.
Did you morons hear that during the last storm we had 7 tornados tuch down in Sacramento County? Who would have believed global warming could effect us so badly!!!
Posted by: TimothyJ at October 30, 2012 01:04 PM
Posted by: Moshe Ben Avram at October 30, 2012 01:17 PM
New York and New Jersey are tough cases because of the population density and all the below-ground utilities. I hope and expect the post-storm relief will be prompt and vigorous.
Posted by: VALERIE at October 30, 2012 01:58 PM
Posted by: Kafiroon at October 30, 2012 02:19 PM
Posted by: EROWMER at October 30, 2012 03:22 PM
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Posted by: Mark at October 30, 2012 05:31 PM
Scott Adams can be prophetic at times.
Posted by: Gork at October 30, 2012 05:57 PM
Our land line phone works but connecting a call is/was very difficult as all lines were busy - even as I type this. Cell phones work locally, but calling to check on family members cell lines is also spotty - again, even as I type this.
So no matter how well we prepare . . .it's only for God's amusement.
Posted by: wtd at October 30, 2012 07:56 PM
Posted by: Storm Saxon's Gall Bladder at October 30, 2012 08:46 PM
Your smart phone has a battery AND you can recharge it with your car or by other means!
Posted by: Phil at October 31, 2012 09:42 AM
Posted by: Kafiroon at October 31, 2012 10:37 AM
I spoke with my friend in Jersey, and their power is out for possibly ten days. She has no tv, no computer, no radio in the house. How, pray tell, would anyone in that situation be able to learn of that directive? What's wrong with that picture? The train has no engineer.
Posted by: Mary at October 31, 2012 05:09 PM
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