We all got a big reminder yesterday about cell phones and disasters. Cell phones and text messages do not work right after an event like an earthquake hits. The cell phone lines get overloaded and in some cases, text messages and voicemail does not get delivered until hours after the event.
But those of us who were old fashioned enough to keep our landlines, were ok. That technology was not knocked out, happily because the earthquake was not as bad as it could have been.
The short story is have backup to your cell phone technology. Always wear suspenders and a belt. Or, as my mother used to put it, always wear clean underwear because you never know…..