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Emergency Comms Show Improvement from Katrina Era

By | August 30, 2017
      An aerial view shows significant damage caused by Hurricane Harvey in Rockport, Texas, Aug. 28, 2017. Photo: Army National Guard, Sgt. 1st Class Malcolm McClendon.

      An aerial view shows significant damage caused by Hurricane Harvey in Rockport, Texas, Aug. 28, 2017. Photo: Army National Guard, Sgt. 1st Class Malcolm McClendon.

      Although Hurricane Harvey surprised everyone — including meteorologists — with unprecedented rainfall, the disaster has exemplified a marked improvement in the resiliency of emergency communications. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which has published an ongoing update of cell tower outages, reported just 4.7 percent of the cell sites in Harvey’s path have been affected.

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