Getting the word out in New Orleans, I’ve now read and hear in more than two instances, has been extremely difficult. Cell phones aren’t working, phone service is dead, streets are flooded or blocked by debris, radio and TVs no longer work as electricity is gone.
One obvious thing I haven’t grasped yet is why we aren’t using portable megaphones to make announcements throughout the area. Is this too low tech? It’s not whizzbang by any stretch, but the announcements by politicians in Japan driving around the city streets works annoyingly well. There’s no reason I can’t see why someone can’t be driving by slowly in a boat announcing where to head to for food, water and shelter.