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      Tips for safety during inclement weather

      Tips for safety during inclement weather

      COLUMBIA (WACH) â?? Here are some tips provided by Verizon Wireless to ensure safety during inclement weather:

      • Donâ??t leave wireless devices in cars or in places exposed to the cold. Low temperatures will drain the batteries and make the screens more fragile.
      • Send brief text messages and limit voice calls to emergency situations to conserve battery power and free up wireless networks for emergency agencies
      • Keep wireless phones, tablets, hotspots, netbooks and laptops fully charged in case local power and landline service is lost.
      • Have additional charged batters and car-charger adapters for back-up power.
      • Download mobile apps from local media outlets and emergency agencies like Red Cross and FEMA to help you track weather conditions and access important information.

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