Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the explosions today in Boston. While this is a tip, we hope you and your family members never have to use, it’s a useful one to know.
If you are trying to reach someone in the wake of an emergency, skip trying to get them on the phone and text or tweet at them instead. Why? Due to the influx of concerned family members and friends phone lines and cell towers in the affected area an jam up quickly making it difficult for your call, and calls to the authorities to get through. Texting on the other hand won’t tie up those signals nearly as much. Meaning more people can check in and be sure their loved ones are okay.
Get info on creating an emergency plan here.