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Red Cross looks to IT for post-Katrina recovery

Posted by Xavier Ashe on September 1, 2005

Once Hurricane Katrina has taken a final swipe
at Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi, the American Red Cross will
begin quickly deploying satellite communications and other IT systems
in affected areas to help storm victims begin piecing their lives back
together.

The Red Cross tomorrow expects to begin deploying
a host of systems it will need, including satellite telephones,
portable satellite dishes, specially equipped communications trucks,
high- and low-band radio systems, and generator-powered wireless
computer networks, said Jason Wiltrout, a Red Cross network engineer.

Read the full article at ComputerWorld.

As for the Red Cross, Cooper said that with
disaster recovery operations beginning, the group is seeking donations
to help hurricane victims. “This is a time when we rely heavily on the
generosity of all Americans,” he said.

Information on how to volunteer to help the Red Cross IT
operations — or to donate money to hurricane relief efforts — is
available on the agency's Web site, www.redcross.org/donate/donate.html

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