Somewhere Not Far Off the US Coast – June 18, 2009 The National Hurricane Center is predicting fewer “named” storms this hurricane season. That’s the good news. The bad news is a different type of meteorological threat is on the horizon – pop-up hurricanes.
“Pop-up” hurricanes – those that form relatively close to shore – form just like the tropical depression that formed near the East Coast a week before the official start of the hurricane season.
“The big worry this year is not the overall tropical storms that are coming all of the way over from Africa,” Joe Bastardi, of AccuWeather, was quoted as saying. “They are sudden developments in our own backyard within two to three days of hitting the coastline.” They come at you fast.
Jon Douglas of Contingency Planning & Management wrote, ”Hurricanes … in 2005 … and 2008 emphasized the vulnerabilities of the terrestrial infrastructures. Critical voice and data communications were offline. Wireline circuits were damaged, and wireless and cellular technologies were knocked out since they are dependant on land-based transmission equipment.”
Many first responders, including the National Guard and The New York City Fire Department, have decided to standardize on satellite communications. Unlike terrestrial connections that can be severed easily by major storms or other disasters, broadband via satellite can be connected in minutes with a dish that has been protected from the storm.
Has your community prepared for the worst? Skycasters’ several auto-pointing mobile satellite dish products can provide a broadband Internet connection anywhere your vehicle can travel. We have mounted our dishes on trucks, vans, railroad cars, trailers, etc. Just drive to where disaster response communications are needed, and deploy within minutes after arrival at your destination.
Skycasters is a leader in broadband satellite Internet solutions for businesses, including disaster first responders, that need more than traditional terrestrial landlines. Everything in Skycasters’ infrastructure, including teleports, hubs, and the network operating center, is business-grade and company-owned. The equipment at your location is business-grade, and designed to meet the unique challenges of your industry, no matter how rugged the conditions. Skycasters’ 24/7 tech support and customer service in-house experts can resolve any issue that may arise.
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