"Wall-Mart Stories Flew in Satellite Phones to Communicate With Its Store Managers"

So said yesterday's Wall Street Journal. Of course, with much of Puerto Rico's road network in shambles, it will be difficult getting the phones where they are needed.

Anyone who has been to one of my presentations on weather risk mitigation (I'm doing one for Wichita State University's logistics class Monday evening) knows that I am a huge fan of satellite phones. With both Harvey in Texas and Irma in Florida, there were interruptions to both the landline and cellular networks. With a satellite phone, you bypass all of that. Prices have dropped considerably in recent years.

I don't own stock in any of the satellite phone companies, I recommend them because they are cheap communications 'insurance' when a natural disaster occurs.

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