Tips on Using a Mobile Device to Enhance Safety During Hurricane Harvey

August 25, 2017

WASHINGTON – CTIA and the wireless industry offer a number of useful and easy tips for consumers on how to use their mobile devices to enhance their personal and family safety during emergencies and natural disasters. The tips could be particularly helpful to those Americans living in Texas and parts of Louisiana who may be impacted by Harvey and its immediate aftermath.

The tips on how mobile devices can help save lives and enhance safety during emergencies are available from CTIA’s website via this link:

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

The tips recommend ensuring that your mobile device is charged and that you keep a spare charger close to hand, that you 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.