Keep a cell phone operating during a power outage while traveling

Over the last several years in the US, major power outages have occurred due to serious weather activity affecting residents and travelers alike. In many cases, cell phones became “life-lines” for travelers needing rescue and medical assistance during the power outages despite some cellular service interruption, but only if the traveler’s cell phone had a charged battery. Ned Levi discusses methods you can use to keep you phone charged while traveling during a power outage.

Help! My rental company ran out of cars

Kristin Luna reserves a car in Austin, Texas but when she checks in, her car rental company is out of vehicles. She’s free to rent from another company, but will have to pay an extra $245. Shouldn’t her car rental company or travel agent help her?

Gustav’s dangerous aftermath

There is still no electricity in many of the surrounding parishes. New Orleans itself has patches where electricity is online, although crews are still working to clear debris from roadways and restore more power to customers. Storms and tornados are passing through. The danger has changed from the hurricane to its aftermath.