Your cell telephone can be a real life saver in an emergency, but especially following a hurricane.
Here are some tips you can follow.
Program emergency numbers into your cell-phone before the storm. Be sure to include police, fire, hospital and insurance providers.
Keep your cell-phone batteries charged at all times and be sure to take your charger and a car charger if you have to evacuate.
If possible, forward your home number to your cell-phone.
Try to text message after the storm
The messages will probably go through faster while freeing up voice lines for emergency personnel.