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Suriname: Emergency SMS

Emergency SMS (short message service) could have helped the situation in Suriname, says Taran Rampersad: “Millions being spent world wide for disaster communication, and nobody wants to go with the cheapest solution that integrates into existing emergency communication and replaces ancient things which, by their nature, are allowing more damage than necessary.” Parts of Suriname have been experiencing catastrophic flooding for the past week.

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