From an e-mail I just received from SBC, the company that provides my phone/DSL service:
Prepare for Disaster
Let the experts [link] at the American Red Cross help prepare you for everything from heat waves and floods to the looming threat of terrorism. Their sensible advice could protect you and your family when it matters most.
How Important is a Landline Phone?
If you're thinking about abandoning your landline phone in your home, think again. You could be saying goodbye to your only means of communication during an emergency [link].