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Internet helps fire victims of Los Alamos Fire.
- From: John M. Brown
- Date: Tue May 16 00:34:01 2000
Its a wonderful thing to see the Internet help bond people together.
Folks at ShoutCAST have a kick butt product. It allowed us to whip
up a internet broadcast of the only radio station in Los Alamos
and to get LIVE information to the evacuated towns people.
Over 25,000 people where evac'd and are just now returning home.
Folks like The New Mexico Internet Professional Assoc. put up
a database to track people and to let them communicate with
each other via BBS system.
Folks at other ISP's around the state helped keep things
Backbone provided by several companies.
CW, Verio, UUNET, QWEST
All ran without a hitch.
The biggest thing was the ability to get informationn out to people
as quickly and as correct as possible.
We where able to use the power of the net to get the word out quickly
about a wide range of things.
I hope that other communities and the ISp's that service those areas
work together as well as the folks that did here.
This is really what the net is about. Bringing people together, not
only locally, but regionally, nationally, and globally. People from
around the world where able to help, send their prayers, etc by getting
from the various web sites.
Let us not forget that the net is also about:
Local ISP's and providers that I'd like to thank for their direct
or indirect support.
KRSN Los Alamos Radio krsn.losalamos.com
ABQ Journal www.abqjournal.com
The various TV (local and nantional)