After the earthquake yesterday, I realized the importance of AM Radio stations. I was able to monitor the situation by listening to AM radio. I knew right there and then what Tsunami warning No.2 meant and what are the affected areas. I knew already that there won’t be any tsunami in Cebu City that is why I posted warnings about the false information being circulated on the streets.
In the past, we were taught that we should a battery operated transistor radio to monitor calamities like typhoons. With the advancements in technology, a lot of people neglected the importance of the radio. We have been dependent on the internet and television. What if there is a blackout/brownout? How would you know the actual situation?
As a lesson, you may buy an IPAD, Blackberry, or laptop but keep a transistor radio in case of emergencies. Here are the AM stations in Cebu (from Wiki):
The FM Station 101.9 is a news station of TV5. I was also able to tune in to this station to receive updates on the earthquake yesterday.