TAG: Post hurricane

Hurricane WiFi

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As Hurricane Sandy battered the Northeast, power outages wreaked havoc on telecommunications networks,┬áknocking out cell phone usage by the millions. If a future hurricane triggers similar failures, regulators say they have a potential solution with floating wireless antennas from balloons or drones. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is exploring the use of such airborne technology to restore communications after disasters. Beaming 3G or Wi-Fi signals from the sky may be especially useful to emergency responders in the immediate aftermath of a hurricane. Though not as severe as Hurricane Katrina, the damage to telecommunications networks after Hurricane Sandy was significant. After… read more

Post Sandy Bike Generator

Bike Generator

The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space, also known as MoRUS, has put an OWS bike generator to work which is now getting battery-depleted phone-owners back online. Morus along with C-Squat were able to save the OWS Bike generator from the flooded basement due to Hurricane Sandy. MoRUS has the bike generators placed at Avenue C between 9th and 10th Streets. These bike generators have helped to let people charge their phones and enable contact with their families. Some of these individuals have been without power for days. Meanwhile the residents of C-Squat have set up two grills and are receiving… read more