I have received word this morning that FEMA has received a direct visit this morning at their Washington DC office concerning this very item. There is no word yet on how that meeting went or what direction WISPA will be taking. There is some preliminary discussion happening and we will be asking for help of some sort.
That's all I can tell you right at the moment. It is time to start asking your vendors if they would be willing to donate any equipment to the cause though. Begin the lobbying now! Rick Harnish President OnlyInternet Broadband & Wireless, Inc. 260-827-2482 Office 260-307-4000 Cell 260-918-4340 VoIP www.oibw.net [EMAIL PROTECTED] -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of David Ellis Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2005 4:26 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: opportunity tohelp (wasRe: [WISPA] Hurricane?- worsethanmediasays) Has anyone contacted FEMA with any offerings of wireless help for the camps? Does anyone know how to make this happen? Dave.. On Aug 31, 2005, at 11:00 AM, Mike Healy wrote: > Not sure if anyone here has seen this yet: http://msnbc.msn.com/id/ > 9063708/ > > They are going to evacuate about 25K people to the Houston > Astrodome...... > > Mike > > > Matthew Kish wrote: > > >> Hmm, maybe we can't really help too much in the afflicted >> areas...but what >> about the likely event the FEMA / Red Cross set up "Tent Cities" and >> temporary refuge camps? All of these people have to go somewhere >> and from >> what I have been reading, I don't think that they're going to >> lodge in a >> hotel somewhere for a few months. >> >> If anyone knows if there are any plans with Tent Cities...they're >> perfect >> candidates for some wireless help. >> >> Cheers, >> Matthew Kish >> Technical Marketing >> Teletronics International, Inc. >> 2 Choke Cherry Rd, Suite 100 >> Rockville, MD 20850 USA >> Tel: 301.309.8500 Ext.117 >> Fax: 301.309.8851 >> www.teletronics.com >> -----Original Message----- >> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:wireless- >> [EMAIL PROTECTED] On >> Behalf Of Mac Dearman >> Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2005 8:37 AM >> To: WISPA General List >> Subject: Re: opportunity to help (wasRe: [WISPA] Hurricane?- >> worsethanmediasays) >> >> >> There is no one to serve internet to in New Orleans but FEMA and >> the work crews and I am sure that the Feds have satellite set up. >> New Orleans has been issued orders for COMPLETE evacuation. They >> are moving all the folks out of the shelters to higher ground >> (refugee camps) North of New Orleans City limits. It will be many >> months before anyone will be allowed back into New Orleans. Water >> is still pouring into town as we speak due to levee breaches and >> is expected to have 9' of water downtown before it quits coming >> across the levee. A soup bowl cant hold but so much soup. >> >> >> > -- > WISPA Wireless List: email@example.com > > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: > http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless > > Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/ > -- WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/ -- WISPA Wireless List: email@example.com Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/