Over 2.6 million Amateur Radio stations around the world working on the amateur radio bands. They have often provided the first information of a disaster and served as the only link in the rural and remote areas.
List of radio frequencies for the hurricane season 2011-12.
490.0 (Sitor-B) NAVTEX alternate, languages other than English
518.0 (Sitor-B) US & Canadian CGs, Navigational Telex...