News Release

Safety Tips for Customers

November 29, 0002

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Verizon Wireless offers residents the following tips to help them be safer during storms and other times of crisis:

  • Keep wireless phone batteries charged — in case local power is lost — well before warnings are issued.
  • Have additional charged batteries and car-charger adapters available for back-up power.
  • Keep phones, batteries, chargers and other equipment in a dry, accessible location.
  • Maintain a list of emergency phone numbers — police, fire, and rescue agencies; power companies; insurance providers; family, friends and co-workers; etc. — and program them into your phone.
  • Distribute wireless phone numbers to family members and friends.
  • Forward your home phone calls to your wireless number if you will be away from your home for an extended period or have to evacuate.
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