Wireless consumers residing in Sandy’s projected path are also encouraged to use the following tips to prepare for a hurricane, severe flood or other natural disasters:
Keep your wireless phone and backup batteries fully charged, and be aware that an interruption of wireline and commercial power could affect wireless calls.
If possible, get extra batteries and charge them.
In times of commercial power outages, a car adapter for your wireless phone should enable you to recharge the battery.
Keep phones and necessary accessories in a sealed plastic bag to avoid water damage.
Load family and emergency numbers into your wireless phone.
Use your camera phone to take digital pictures or video of your property and valuables before the storm hits, so you have "before" pictures in the event of any storm damage.
Wireless networks sometimes experience heavy traffic during emergency events, so rather than call, remember to send a text message.