Telecommunications

August 25, 2011 by  
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From:  “Why didn’t cellphones work?”, Politico, David Saleh Rauf, August 24, 2011 The technological traffic jam that rendered cellphones useless in the wake of Tuesday’s temblorhas officials pondering a scary question: What happens if a real disaster strikes the nation’s capital? While...


Schools

August 25, 2011 by  
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From: “Earthquake damage in D.C. will take time to assess”, Washington Post, Christian Davenport and Susan Svrluga In Fairfax County, principals at 74 schools reported some earthquake damage, spokesman Paul Regnier said. Each school was being inspected to determine whether repairs are needed....


Emergency Management

August 25, 2011 by  
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From: “5.9-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes East Coast”, New York Times, Katharine Q. Seelye Fire alarms sounded throughout the downtown business district in Washington on an otherwise bright and sunny afternoon. Pennsylvania Avenue, from Capitol Hill to the White House, was filled with evacuated...