so about a year ago, i turned on text notifications for my county’s twitter and the power company’s twitter because a storm blew out our wi-fi and then power but i wanted to be able to keep up with the county’s severe weather alerts, and also maybe get some idea of when the power would be back.

it ended up being pretty helpful (especially the weather updates, and the county also tends to send out alerts about downed power lines, fallen trees, road closures, et cetera, which is very handy) so i figured i’d let y’all know about it, just in case you live in severe weather-prone areas or end up dealing with any sort of natural disaster and lose power/internet access. i don’t know if all counties/utilities companies have twitter and regularly use it, but it might be worth looking into, especially now that we’re getting into storm season.