Over 50% of home owners and 70% of renters depend entirely on cell phones to stay in touch with our friends, families and emergency services. Cell phones, in turn, depend upon billions of dollars of technology not to fail.
But the last few years have seen a dramatic rise in the frequency and intensity of fires, storms, and power failures - events that disrupt vital, life-saving phone and internet systems at the very moment we need them most. As recent PG&E power shutdowns and AT&T copper thefts have proven, Amador County is no exception to these outages. Even more critically according to CAL FIRE, our area is located in a Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone, making the need for reliable communications even greater.
How will you keep yourself, your family and friends safer in the case of fire or other emergency when telephone and internet services fail?
Our Lockwood Neighborhood Radio Watch program offers a backup solution.