No matter what part of the country you live in, spring storms can wreak havoc. It’s not uncommon for these storms to include lightning and high winds while creating flooding and power outages. However, with a little preparation, you can weather the storm successfully.
1. Back up your computer files to a remote site. Consider TDS’ Backup Online service. If it floods or lightning strikes causing damage to your computer, your data will be safe—no matter what happens to your hard drive.
2. Get a corded landline phone. Cordless phones are great, but if the power goes out, they won’t work. However, a corded phone will. How? When the power’s out, TDS generates power to keep your phone in service—but only a corded landline phone that’s plugged directly into the wall jack works (it doesn’t need power like your cordless phones).
3. Create an emergency kit. The American Red Cross suggests you be prepared, which includes having a corded landline phone and a set of cellular supplies in your emergency kit. For extra safety, teach your kids how to plug a corded phone in to a wall jack (if it’s not always plugged in) and let them know cell phones might not work.
With spring around the corner, it’s important to be prepared for any storm. Just as you prepare, so does TDS. Our goal is to keep you connected. We also want to help keep your family and your data safe.