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17th July 2018

Be prepared and keep connected this hurricane season

Hurricane season is now well underway and while there have been no major incidents as yet it is essential to be prepared for when the next big one hits.

With both the Eastern Pacific and Atlantic seasons running until November 30th, you need to consider your best options for keeping your family and friends safe and your business up and running should any extreme weather hit during this time.

At Satcom Global we’d encourage everyone living and working within regions affected by hurricanes to prepare ahead and consider making a hurricane plan.

Preparing basic essentials such as food, water and first aid kits must of course be included in this plan, but consideration also needs to be given to how you would communicate during an emergency situation or in the aftermath of a hurricane.

As landline and cellular phone systems can often be overwhelmed or damaged during a disaster, having access to a satellite phone, can help keep you linked through a satellite network and prove vital.

In 2005 Hurricane Katrina knocked down seven telephone lines affecting almost three million customers and Hurricane Sandy seven years later knocked out a quarter of the cell towers in the New York City area.

At Satcom Global we offer products from leading satellite phone providers Iridium, Inmarsat and Thuraya, giving you a variety of options to help keep you in touch with family, friends and business associates.  As extreme weather is inevitable, we just hope that the fear and helplessness which can accompany it, can be reduced by being prepared and staying connected.

Check out our information sheet and our special Iridium 9555 bundle below,  or simply visit our Handheld portfolio page to find out more about the range of satellite phones we have available. 

 

'Be Prepared and Stay Connected' info sheet

Helpful advice and information including a list for a pre-disaster emergency kit and how to test and use a satellite phone, for those living in areas affected by hurricanes can be found in our 'Be Prepared and Stay Connected' info sheet. 

 Click here to download it.

 

'Bundle up and Bounce Back' with Iridium

Satcom Global and its partners are supporting disaster preparedness with the launch of a new Iridium 9555 and 200 minute prepaid voucher bundle deal; the ideal bundle to keep you connected when regular comms networks are down.

 Please visit our Connected not Stranded page to find out more about how to get your bundle.

 

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Prepare and keep connected this hurricane season
As extreme weather is inevitable, we hope that the fear and helplessness which can accompany it, can be reduced by being prepared and staying connected."