One of the foremost things survivors will want to do is to contact other survivors. Family who were located in other states. Family members who were traveling. This, after survival itself, may be one of the most traumatic needs and problems. In a catastrophe of this immensity people will be dispersed in every direction. Parents will not be able to get home from work nor children from school. If they survive at all there may be no central point to return to or means of getting there.
Gathering lists of survivors and providing means to search for them will be a very important social function. At Ark Two we hope to provide a central registry of registries - and a variety of means of search.