Radio in Crisis Response

Disaster Preparedness/Emergency Response


Hurricanes and tornadoes, floods, fires, blizzards and blackouts -- disasters can strike anywhere, at any time! The first place many Americans turn when disaster strikes is to their local Radio stations.

Is your station prepared to handle an emergency situation? RAB offers this Disaster Preparedness/Emergency Response area with references that can help any Radio operator make sure all systems are set up to alert listeners of impending perilous conditions, then follow up with help for emergency responders and civilians as they cope with catastrophe.


Latest Disaster Preparedness Articles

Below, find the 10 latest Articles on Demand articles. See the search options below to search the complete Articles on Demand library.
VIEW TITLE DATE SOURCE
View DISASTER INSURANCE: GOING IT ALONE 06/23/14 THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
View WHAT'S THE 2014 HURRICANE OUTLOOK GOT TO DO WITH YOUR STORE? 05/29/14 HOME CHANNEL NEWS
View THE CAPITALISM OF CATASTROPHE 04/07/14 THE NEW YORK TIMES
View FOR CALIFORNIANS, 2 QUAKES PUT PREPAREDNESS BACK ON THE MAP 03/31/14 THE NEW YORK TIMES
View POWER GRID PREPAREDNESS FALLS SHORT, REPORT SAYS 03/13/14 THE NEW YORK TIMES
View CITING URGENT NEED, U.S. CALLS ON HOSPITALS TO HONE DISASTER PLANS 03/12/14 THE NEW YORK TIMES
View FICTIONAL DISASTER, MADE TO SOUND REAL, DRAWS F.C.C. FINE 03/04/14 THE NEW YORK TIMES
View F.C.C. WANTS BETTER 911 LOCATION TRACKING FOR CELLPHONES 02/21/14 THE NEW YORK TIMES
View WAFFLE HOUSE SHOWS ATLANTA HOW TO HANDLE A SNOWSTORM 02/18/14 THE NEW YORK TIMES
View STUDY FINDS CASH NOT ALWAYS KING WHEN SAVING FOR EMERGENCIES 02/13/14 THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Ad Council Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

In the event of an actual disaster, check the Ad Council site and the American Red Cross site for announcements on specific relief efforts.


Research

During 2004, the most destructive hurricane season in American History, Arbitron conducted a benchmark study among residents of the Gulf Coast region about their media choices and use of Radio. Five years later, this research still provides powerful insights into how Radio can be an effective resource during disastrous events.


More Articles

  • Click Here to visit RAB's Articles on Demand library where you'll find more articles about Disaster Preparedness.

  • Click Here to visit RAB's Articles on Demand library where you'll find the latest articles about Disaster Aftermath/Emergency Response.