“The fact is, in the wake of a hurricane, landlines and cell towers are the first thing to go down, so it’s dangerous to rely on a cell phone to make that lifesaving call.” -Mike Mikha, Sales Director at Satmodo
(PRWEB) June 19, 2013
The predictions are here, along with Andrea, the first named storm of the season. She drenched Florida, flooded the east coast, and woke up the nation to the fact that we are in for a big storm year.
Emergency kits are extremely important and can be the difference between life and death during and after a hurricane, which is why the Red Cross and FEMA each have checklists for creating a family emergency kit. Hurricane supplies checklists are useful and should not be overlooked, because they include most of the key items likely needed to stay safe during and after a storm.
However, Michael Mikha, of satellite telephone provider Satmodo, points out that one important item is missing from most checklists. Mikha said, “The fact is, in the wake of a hurricane, landlines and cell towers are the first thing to go down, so it’s dangerous to rely on a cell phone to make that lifesaving call.”
There is often no form of reliable long distance communication, except for a satellite phone, that can operate in areas affected by a major storm. Satmodo has seen the positive impact that having a sat phone can have in these situations and encourages everyone to include one in their family emergency kit or business continuity plan.
Mikha continued, “We make this an easy thing for people to do by giving them the option to rent or purchase their sat phone service and we encourage people to get one ‘sooner,’ because many times ‘later’ is too late.”
Satmodo is a San Diego based company offering satellite phones and internet nationwide for purchase or rental starting as low as $29.99 a week. Their equipment is powered by Iridium and Inmarsat, the largest, most reliable, and only worldwide carriers. They are open 24/7/365. They can provide same day and overnight delivery. Satmodo also offers discounts for large orders.
Call Satmodo today at 1(800)279-2366 or visit them on the web at http://www.satmodo.com.
To further help people put together their own emergency kits Satmodo has a free interactive Hurricane Supplies Checklist. For more information follow the link below: