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From The Praetors Office - Staying in Contact, a matter of Survival September 09 2013, 0 Comments

                                                         Staying in Contact, a matter of survival

 

The Mission of Praetorian is to arm its clients with lessons learned, best practices, and equipment that will mitigate the loss of life or property when catastrophic events occur. 

Imagine this, A massive storm has just devastated your city, power is out with no signs of being restored, cell phones and towers are out, flashflood waters are quickly rising around your home and your family is completely cut off from any possible rescue or human contact.  How will you know if there is an order to evacuate? How will you know which shelters are open? Calling 911 may not be an option. 

 

Are you prepared? 


Most Americans are not, because emergency preparedness is not what we like to think of.   Staying informed could be a matter of life and death, that’s why, the US Department of Homeland Security mandates that every American home should have an emergency radio.

Something as simple as an inexpensive Dynamic/Turbine Crank Emergency Band NOAA Weather Radio, can keep you informed and updated when all else fails; The average cost of a good Emergency Band radio is roughly $50.00. Remember when a catastrophic event occurs, i.e., Hurricanes, Tornados, Chemical Spills, Riots, etc.  Your local Office of Emergency Management continually broadcast over emergency channels providing lifesaving information and instructions to the public, if you are not connected you may be in danger and not know it.

Features of a good Dynamic Crank/Turbine Emergency Band NOAA Weather Radio are: (1) Redundant power sources, Power Crank, Solar Charger, AC adaptor, Internal Rechargeable Batteries, Regular Batteries, (2) Weather Alert, (3) FM and AM channels, (4) Weather Channels, (5) LED light, (6) LED Lamp, and (7) Ports for recharging Cell Phones. 

The most innovative feature is that these radios do not keep you tied to a power outlet, they have redundant power sources.  Emergency radios ensure that you will never be left in the dark, literally and figuratively.


From my own personal experience during Hurricane Ike, for three weeks after the storm we were without power, my Eton dynamo/crank radio needed no batteries, the only information we received was from that small $50.00 radio that keep us informed, without it we would have been in the dark, literally.