Hurricane Sandy has been dumping rain on the US east coast for at least twelve hours, but high winds and days of rain are yet to come, so utilities are warning that tens of millions of people could be without power for days. Fortunately, cell phone access is often available even when the power goes out–here’s an amazing example from 2011′s epic floods in Australia.
Here’s an update of a post I wrote last year for Hurricane Irene on how to make sure you can stay connected through the one device that can summon emergency services and let you know when it’s safe to come out, even days after you’ve lost power.
1. Fully charge your laptop, and save that charge for your phone.
For the rest of the story: http://qz.com/21032/nine-ways-to-make-your-cell-phone-last-the-whole-storm-even-if-the-power-goes-out/