In a disaster people are desperate for information, and incorrect rumours can create panic and cost lives. Reliable sources of information are essential. Radio stations, government officials or NGOs should be investigated before a disaster to discover who could supply accurate information. Plan how to share this vital information as quickly and accurately as possible.
- All communities use a variety of sounds to pass on messages. These can range from drums passing on news of deaths, to school bells and gongs beaten to tell churchgoers of an approaching service.
- Are there any sounds that are already used to call people together? Discuss the best way of attracting the attention of the whole community to pass on vital news that may help to save lives.