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Madison company urges disaster warning upgrades

Madison, Wis. - An improved warning system could have lessened the negative impacts of Hurricane Katrina, say representatives of a Madison company involved in emergency communications.

"There was a three- to four-hour delay after the levees were breached, where people could have been alerted to the coming danger and resources mobilized simultaneously," said Kendall Post, chief tech......

Full article >>> nology that does not integrate various emergency management agencies. "Public alerting is left to sirens, local radio and television and auto-dial telephone systems," he said.

"The technology exists to warn 85 percent of an affected population in 90 seconds, Post added. "We could have simultaneously warned people in the middle of the night throughout the affected areas of New Orleans. Th......

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Source:wistechnology.com By WTN News 09/08/05


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