Communication is an important part of emergency planning. Basic communication items such as emergency whistles and dynamo crank/solar powered NOAA, FM, AM, SW and LW radios are essential parts of an emergency kit. More advanced communication equipment such as Amateur Ham radios and repeaters would also be a great investment in time and money.
During a disaster, it will be important to be able to listen in on weather and emergency response updates. This is a vital link to let you know what's going on outside and possible rescue efforts on the way or pending bad weather approaching or easing up.
Click on the sublinks for various forms of communication.