The declining relevance of landline phones is no surprise. As mobile phone ownership continues to skyrocket, the need for a landline phone has all but disappeared.
It has been a speedy transition over the last 10 years. To illustrate this dramatic change, Statista has created a chart using data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Since 2004, the number of U.S. households with a working landline phone has plummeted from 92.7% to 58.1%. During the same period the number of households that rely on cellphones alone has risen to 39.4%.
This serves as an important reminder to take advantage of Rapid Notify’s self-registration capability. Keep your contact lists up-to-date with cell phone, email and other important details!
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) want you to be a “Force of Nature” when it comes to preparedness.
A helpful downloadable media toolkit is available to help you promote National Severe Weather Preparedness Week in your community. The toolkit includes: background information on how to take the next step, talking points, a blog post template, an Op-Ed, and a Social Media toolkit including content to share on Twitter and Facebook.