[LINK] Re: Tsunami Warnings all about politics and
Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Mon Jun 27 10:16:02 EST 2005
At 06:17 PM 6/21/2005, rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au wrote:
>... Tom's post sent me off to do some research.
>The limitations of Cell Broadcast for both marketing and public safety are
>... base stations were broadcast-capable, and (again) if that facility is
>switched on ...
They are and it is.
>3) ... what looks like a simple instruction ("send this message to all
>cells with Canberra CBD coverage") is not simple in practise. ...
Tsunami effect large areas and the predictions are not very precise, so
phone cells are sufficiently small for a warning.
In the case of other emergencies, the phone can be used to alert the public
to check other sources for details. As an example the Canberra Bushfire
emergency covered the whole ACT. Residents were told to go home and listen
to the radio for details.
Tom Worthington FACS HLM tom.worthington at tomw.net.au Ph: 0419 496150
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