People walk past a fallen transformer and downed power lines on Parker Hill Road in Santa Rosa, Calif. The wildfires that damaged much of remote Northern California crippled mobile phones, landlines and the internet, prompting some to believe that old-fashioned sirens and ham radios might be more reliable in a disaster. Photo: San Jose Mercury News via AP

Mobile phones and internet failed during California’s wildfires so back to old-fashioned sirens

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People walk past a fallen transformer and downed power lines on Parker Hill Road in Santa Rosa, Calif. The wildfires that damaged much of remote Northern California crippled mobile phones, landlines and the internet, prompting some to believe that old-fashioned sirens and ham radios might be more reliable in a disaster. Photo: San Jose Mercury News via AP
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