But what if the website goes down in the way Victoria's Country Fire Authority website crashed as fires raged a few weeks ago? What about those people who don't own the latest technology? And what happens when the power goes out?
KATINA MICHAEL: Well there's no television, there isn't ability to access the internet potentially.
ASHLEY HALL: Professor Katina Michael is Associate Professor at the School of Information Systems and Technology at the University of Wollongong.
KATINA MICHAEL: I would suggest a long lasting powered radio because we don't want is we don't want when the lights go out, or the power goes out, we don't want chaos.
SALLY SARA: That's Professor Katina Michael of the University of Wollongong, ending that report from Ashley Hall.
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