Cell phone tips during severe weather

Below are some tips to keep your cell phone working during a storm.

Keep wireless phone batteries fully charged - in case local power is lost - well before warnings are issued.
Have additional charged batteries and car-charger adapters available for back-up power.

Keep phones, batteries, chargers and other equipment in a dry, accessible location.

Maintain a list of emergency phone numbers - police, fire and rescue agencies; power companies; insurance providers; family, friends and co-workers; etc. - and program them into your phone.

Distribute wireless phone numbers to family members and friends.

Forward your home phone calls to your wireless number if you will be away from your home or have to evacuate.

Limit non-emergency calls to conserve battery power and free-up wireless networks for emergency agencies and operations.

Send brief text messages rather than voice calls for the same reasons as above.

Check weather and news reports available at www.wecttogo.com when power is out.