Disruption of Telecommunication Networks During Disasters
Normal telecommunication networks usually get disrupted or jammed during a disaster.
Earthquakes, cyclones, floods and landslides severely damage the infrastructure of the network.
Cables or the transmitting towers are damaged or the power supply is disrupted during a disaster. When this happens the telephone fails to function. Even the wireless telephones get disrupted as they also depend on the transmitting towers.
During a disaster, as many people want to use the telephone line to that particular area , the cables get jammed and the communication system fails to work.
As there is a possibility of the existing communication system to fail during a disaster, it is very important to have an alternate system of communication that can be used during disasters, as we know communication is very important during a disaster.