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September 7, 2017

Mobile Device Tips to Enhance Safety During and After Hurricane Irma and Jose .

WASHINGTON – CTIA and the wireless industry offer a number of valuable and simple tips for consumers on how to use their mobile devices to improve their personal and family safety during emergencies, natural disasters and the disaster aftermath. These tips could be particularly helpful to those Americans who may be or have been impacted by Hurricane Irma and/or Jose especially those living in the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Florida and parts of the Southeastern U.S..

The tips on how mobile devices can help save lives and enhance safety during and after emergencies are available in both English and Spanish on CTIA’s website.



They can help to ensure that you receive valuable emergency alerts, important public information and remain connected to loved ones during and after extreme weather events like Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Jose.

The tips recommend ensuring that your mobile device is charged, keep a spare charger close to hand, avoid making calls unless it’s an emergency, use text messaging and download apps such as FEMA, AccuWeather and flashlight to help keep you updated during unfolding situations.


CTIA® ( represents the U.S. wireless communications industry and the companies throughout the mobile ecosystem that enable Americans to lead a 21st century connected life. The association’s members include wireless carriers, device manufacturers, suppliers as well as apps and content companies. CTIA vigorously advocates at all levels of government for policies that foster continued wireless innovation and investment. The association also coordinates the industry’s voluntary best practices, hosts educational events that promote the wireless industry and co-produces the industry’s leading wireless tradeshow. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.

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