When a disaster strikes, a natural first reaction people have is to pick up the phone to contact their family and friends. However, the sheer number of calls triggered by a disaster can result in an overloaded telephone system, meaning critical calls may not get through. In an emergency, we all have a responsibility to ensure the telephone system does not become congested. Please try to restrict calls to emergency services only. The resources below will help you in case of a disaster:
- TELUS has several to help you use your telephone in the event of a disaster.
- Because disasters strike without warning, we recommend that everyone develop .
- for a disaster, we are continually working to prepare .
- In the first hours after a disaster, our priority will be to provide telephone access to , such as fire and police departments, and hospital and ambulance services.
- Many The specified space was not found. own their switches and telephones. As they prepare their emergency plans, we encourage them to develop disaster plans for their telephone systems.