The start of hurricane season on June 1 is a goodtime to stop and ensure you and your insurance clients are preparedto stay connected if and when severe weather strikes.

The ability to communicate with loved ones, emergency personnel,insurance professionals, friends and coworkers can be a challengein the wake of a hurricane or other natural disaster.

Mobile phone tips

Here are a few things you can do to prepare your mobile devicesin case of weather disruption, according toVerizon:

1. Charge yourdevices before a storm hits, including smartphones,laptops, tablets, DVD players, flashlights and radios; to preservebattery life, dim the background light on yourscreen and turn off background dataapplications or Wi-Fi search services.

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