For reliable broadcasts during disaster, turn to short wave
Great to see the ABC Emergency page promoting Radio Australia's short wave services. They say: "* TV and radio transmission interruptions are occurring. Reliable broadcasts are available on short wave radio: day 9710kHz, and night 6080kHz or listen live below."Having noted that, it's amazing how much Twitter is being used to gather breaking news from eye witnesses these days.Long live short wave broadcasting! Looks like it's getting out pretty well too.
I can confirm that 9.710Mhz is booming in here in Sydney S9+30db at 8pm local time.