Navigation Links
Digital TV Transition Coming Soon; Update Preparedness Plans
Date:6/8/2009

Editorial note: Call (202) 303-5551 to speak with an American Red Cross spokesperson on the ground.

WASHINGTON, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The upcoming transition from analog to digital television signals will have a real effect on the disaster preparedness plans of many people who have relied on small portable televisions with antennas for emergency communications in a disaster, and the American Red Cross urges you to update your preparedness plans and materials.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO)

Congress has mandated June 12 as the last day for television stations to broadcast in analog format and the first day for the switch to digital broadcasting. If you don't have a television capable of receiving a digital signal or if you rely on an antenna for reception (not pay television, cable, or satellite service), you will need to act now and make the changes necessary to make sure you will be able to access local television stations. This access is especially crucial during a disaster, when many people in the past have used battery operated televisions with an antenna to get disaster news.

"The change from analog to digital television signal is set to take place at the end of this week," said Scott Conner, Senior Vice President, Preparedness and Health and Safety, "If you have used a battery-operated TV in the past to get disaster news, it is urgent that you make the necessary changes now."

The federal government has set up a web site to answer questions and help families transition to the new digital format.

In addition to updating your televisions, the Red Cross offers the following action steps to help prepare for disasters:


SOURCE American Red Cross
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Digital Healthcare Wins FDA Approval for Retasure
2. Digital Healthcare Wins FDA Approval for Retasure
3. Astra Tech Acquires Innovative Dental Digital Technology Company
4. Digital Info Security Company and DGF MedServ, Inc. Announce Intent to Partner in Marketing DGIF IT Solutions to Medical Industry
5. Publicis Groupe Strengthens its Leadership in Digital and Integrated Healthcare Communications in Italy
6. Digital Healthcare Announces Dr. Michael Fleming Joins Executive Team as Medical Director
7. Siemens Rolls Out Its First Mobile Digital Mammography System in the U.S.
8. SMRT Architects and Engineers Selected to Design New $115M Digital X-Ray Manufacturing Facility for GE Healthcare
9. Digital Healthcare Announces Appointment of Dr. Suber Huang as Medical Director
10. Keeneland Scales Eklin Digital Repository(TM) to 32 Medical Image Review Workstations
11. Radlink Introduces New Family of Digital Imaging Products
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/17/2015)... 2015 Alcohol and Violence , The ... that drinking and driving has been the focus of ... time, the link between alcohol and crime received less ... violence and sexual assault, and their relationship to alcohol ... 5.3 million adults in America were drinking alcohol at ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... April 17, 2015 Consumers who prefer ... without modifications can now use the Insurance Pros USA ... insurance policy rates that are featured by leading companies ... plans that are offered are mixed between three of ... to 79. There are now term, universal and whole ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... April 17, 2015 Most dental patients ... restoration units are made overseas by foreign dental laboratories, ... labs remain unregulated in more than 40 states by ... National Association of Dental Laboratories has created the ... awareness among patients about the consequences that could be ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) ... on April 29. The event will be held from 11 a.m. ... DeHaro St. in San Francisco, CA. , The agenda for the ... the DeHaro campus (room F), 11:10 a.m. – Introduction and ... Light lunch with current students, faculty and staff, 1 p.m. – ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... City, NJ (PRWEB) April 17, 2015 ... stored in the posterior pituitary and thought to help ... bonding between couples. To further substantiate this, new studies ... in the journal, Nature, and reported by Medical News ... have a powerful influence over maternal social behavior. The ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Narconon Arrowhead Raises Awareness on Alcohol Related Prevention 2Health News:Narconon Arrowhead Raises Awareness on Alcohol Related Prevention 3Health News:General Life Insurance Policy Rates Added to Quotation System at Insurance Website Online 2Health News:National Association Urges Transparency in Dental Industry 2Health News:American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Hosts Open House 2Health News:Oxytocin Now Found to Help Diet Doc Patients Whose Weight Has Gotten out of Control Due to Emotional Eating Disorders 2Health News:Oxytocin Now Found to Help Diet Doc Patients Whose Weight Has Gotten out of Control Due to Emotional Eating Disorders 3
... infection known as bird flu in a 19-year-old soldier. ... Cheng, and said he was under treatment at a People's ... specify his unit or say which region he came from, ... ,Cheng developed symptoms of fever, coughing and pneumonia on May ...
... Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University School of ... the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), who also have ... hepatitis C virus (HCV). These findings appear in the ... ,Co-infection of HIV and HCV is a significant medical ...
... traffic injury, leads to neck pain, headache and other ... health care utilization. Although there are few effective ... that the type and intensity of treatment received shortly ... prognosis. A new study published in the June 2007 ...
... for vaccination of their stock against bird flu, but ... risks, experts warn. ,Nigeria to ... tackle H5N1.Through culling, quarantine, disinfecting and surveillance of affected ... disease incidence, according to Joseph Domenech, chief veterinary officer ...
... Mr Rob Mitchell, today said expensive private training courses ... for entry into medical school. ... as much as $1,700 to attend private training courses ... the Undergraduate Medical Admission Test (UMAT). ...
... actor Ryan Phillippes representatives are strongly denying the National Enquirer magazines ... other in the toilet at L.A. hot spot Les Deux ... singer star apparently followed Ryan to the washroom after he ... two groping and kissing each other!! The New York Daily source ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Persons With HIV and Alcohol Problems Co-infected With Hepatitis C 2Health News:Aggressive Treatment for Whiplash Does Not Promote Faster Recovery 2Health News:Concern Expressed Over Poor Quality Bird Flu Vaccine Used in Nigeria 2
(Date:4/16/2015)... Mindray Medical International Limited (NYSE: MR ... medical devices worldwide, announced today that it has ... Report on Form 20-F that included audited financial ... electronic version of Mindray,s Annual Report on Form ... at  http://ir.mindray.com  or  http://www.sec.gov . Investors ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. , April 16, 2015  Alexza ... its fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2015 on Wednesday, May ... The Company will also host an investor conference call and ... Time to provide a company update and discuss the financial ... Internet, go to www.alexza.com , under the "Investors" link.  ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... , April 16, 2015 Today, Kenneth C. ... & Co., Inc., was elected chairman of the Board of ... Board meeting, PhRMA,s president and CEO John J. Castellani ... 2016.  New Officers Elected to PhRMA Board ... succeeds Ian C. Read , chairman and CEO of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Mindray Files Annual Report on Form 20-F with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission 2Alexza to Report 2015 First Quarter Financial Results and Provide Corporate Update on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 2Alexza to Report 2015 First Quarter Financial Results and Provide Corporate Update on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 3Merck Chairman and CEO Kenneth C. Frazier Becomes PhRMA Board Chairman 2Merck Chairman and CEO Kenneth C. Frazier Becomes PhRMA Board Chairman 3Merck Chairman and CEO Kenneth C. Frazier Becomes PhRMA Board Chairman 4Merck Chairman and CEO Kenneth C. Frazier Becomes PhRMA Board Chairman 5
... 2012   Psyche Systems Corporation and Aperio ... offer the most advanced anatomic pathology information system ... pathologists can immediately access, manage, and evaluate their ... LIS via intuitive step-by-step workflows. ...
... treatment of the fermented soy germ-based nutritional supplement containing ... cholesterol and improved vascular stiffness, all factors that occur ... peer-reviewed study reported in a poster at the Women,s ... the first to provide evidence that a daily supplement ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Psyche Systems Corporation and Aperio® Announce Availability of Their Fully Integrated Anatomic Pathology System 2Soy-Based S-equol Supplement Reduces Metabolic Syndrome Risk Factors 2Soy-Based S-equol Supplement Reduces Metabolic Syndrome Risk Factors 3Soy-Based S-equol Supplement Reduces Metabolic Syndrome Risk Factors 4Soy-Based S-equol Supplement Reduces Metabolic Syndrome Risk Factors 5
The cardiac blanket is pre-positioned at the waist during prep, unrolled upon closure of the saphenous vein graft incision, and inflated post-bypass....
The cardiac access blanket helps maintain normothermia and allows unrestricted access to the patient....
The full access underbody blanket is positioned on the procedure table before the patient arrives to the room....
The cath lab blanket, designed for use in the Cardiac Cath Lab, surrounds the patient with warm air and allows unrestricted access to the femoral artery....
Medicine Products: