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In a disaster, communication becomes crucially important to:

  1. obtain information about what's going on,
  2. coordinate emergency assistance and services,
  3. maintain contact with family and friends.

The impediments to communication include:

  1. no communications equipment,
  2. no communications equipment working because no electricity,
  3. no communications equipment working because destroyed by electro-magnetic pulse (EMP),
  4. inability to maintain and operate communications equipment.

Issues to deal with:

Amateur radio licensing, utility or not of children's band (CB) radio communication, HF vs. V- or UHF, Use of repeaters, Voice or continuous wave (CW), Net membership, Practice, Equipment recommendations, Electrical power recommendations.