Natural disasters have been a major headline in 2010 with huge earthquakes taking place in both Haiti and Chile. One interesting thing about both of those earthquakes, is that even though the Chilean earthquake was of bigger magnitude, the devastation was much worse in Haiti.
The reason for this is that Chile was a lot more prepared for the earthquake (due in large part to economic reasons). They were more prepared in a many ways including having better infrastructure, builds built to withstand quakes, and emergency planning.
Words cannot describe how tragic the Haitian earthquake was: it killed over 200,000 people. In comparison, even though Chile's earthquake was much stronger, preparation helped limit the fatalities to being in the hundreds instead of hundreds of thousands.
States like Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas, and Illinois (Amplivox Sound Systems is located in Northbrook, IL) lie on a major fault line and are at a greater risk than many realize.
The Great Central U.S. Shake Out's mission is to be as prepared as possible to be prepared for disaster and save lives. A drill will be held on April 28, 2011 at 10:15 AM CDT to prepare for potential disaster.
A scary thing for organizations like schools, corporations, and religious institutions is communicating to panicked people during such emergencies. Directing panicked people in a noisy environment is nearly impossible without a way to extend your voice like using a portable PA system.
Broadcasting emergency instructions by using portable sound systems in your emergency preparation is a great way to direct scared people towards safety.
Click on the following links for more information:
-BLOG:The Tale of the Chilean Miners and Brilliant Marketing
-BLOG: Meet No Child Left Behind Safety Requirements with Amplivox Hailers
-BLOG: Everything you need to know about the Half-Mile Hailer Wide-Range PA System
-VIDEO: How to Plan an Evacuation Drill
-VIDEO: How to Plan for an Emergency Situation with Portable Sound Systems
-VIDEO: How to Choose the Right PA System for my size audience?
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