brad54 wrote:One of the first people evacuated was our ham radio coordinator. While we had other trained operators, the state of confusion etc. shut down any of the well rehearsed communications with the Stake Center. We might as well have tossed the radios back in a drawer and locked them up.
I'm curious as to how just removing one individual had this effect.
brad54 wrote:Cell phone numbers for all family members (in the few cases that they were available) were so very useful. We have determined now to collect as many phone numbers for all family members as possible (respecting their wishes to provide them, of course). Because such info is ever-changing, the best place to store that data is in the MLS system.
That's been talked about in another thread. One issue that would need to be addressed is how to respect the member's desire on how it be used. Individual preferences would range anywhere from primary contact number to emergency only/limited distribution to key leaders.
In areas where cell phone coverage was spotty, did you find texting was more reliable?