June 23, 2018

Topanga Tim’s Survival Tips —Texting During Emergencies


Texting could be your emergency lifeline. You’ve probably heard that during major emergencies, telephone lines quickly get overloaded and instead of a reassuring dial tone you hear that fast “beep-beep-beep” that tells you “all circuits are busy.”

Not what you want to hear when you’re trying to reach a loved one to tell them you’re okay.

Even cell networks can stop working. For voice calls, that is. But text messages often can get through.

So if you’re of a certain age and think “texting” has something to do with school books, find a teenager who will teach you the basics so you can at least contact family members during emergencies when voice calls may go pfffft!