Lessons Learned by the News Media

by Lauren Taylor, WCSW TV Channel 5 Inc, Charleston, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hurricane Hugo One Year Later

Abstract:

The paper summarizes a few things learned from the news media's experience in Hurricane Hugo and which they will try to do differently the next time. These include: simulcasting before the storm; laying fiber optic underground cable between the emrgency operations center and transmitter site; using more home video cameras; having generators and enough gas stored to last for two weeks; stocking up more food and water; having more time to take care of their own personal property.



Subject Headings: Emergency management | Power transmission | Hurricanes and typhoons | Failure analysis | Structural failures | Communication systems

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