Today an explosion at the power plant took out power around 6 am. No phones, no lights, no internet, no tv, no tweets (my cell phone does not have internet access). Hearing “explosion at power plant” gave the impression of days, not hours of darkness.
One long swath from Elizabeth N.C. through Chesapeake VA was dark – the rest of the city away from City Hall was fine. Schools did not close. There was no way to inform people. Many schools have generators.
As a local government what would you do to communicate with citizens? Remember portable radios have been replaced by MP3 players. TV channels on wind up radios no longer work.
Can you do social media via voice only?