This tip comesÂ viaÂ Mitchell Moss. Moss, a highly respectedÂ urban policyÂ expertÂ oversees New York University’s Improving Robustness and Resiliency in Catastrophic Response NetworksÂ project which is part of the School’sÂ Center for Catastrophe Preparedness and Response.
During his presentation at aÂ homeland security seminar I recently attended, Moss recommended that everyone in the roomÂ – and all citizens — should haveÂ an extra mobile phone battery. It’s a great suggestion and I went out and got one from my BlackBerry.
To me, your cell phone or PDA is the most important preparedness tool an individual can have in the event of an emergency. So, having at least one extra charged battery makes a lot of sense, though I hadn’t thought of it until Professor Moss raised the idea.