Cell phone networks performed well through Hurricane and Tropical Storm Irene.
Hurricane knocks out power to 4 million people and blamed for the deaths of at least 11 people.
The vast storm unleashes its winds and rains as it travels along the East Coast of the United States, from North Carolina to Maine.
New York City's subway system shut down at midday today, as the city prepared for the arrival of Hurricane Irene, which made landfall in North Carolina early this morning and began its expected journey up the East Coast of the United States.
With a hurricane bearing down on the Northeast, CNET went to a power user to find out the best social outlets for receiving and broadcasting urgent information.
People up and down the East Coast may well wonder as the big storm approaches if they should count on their cell phones when they may need them the most.
Aside from the obvious indispensables like food, water, pets, and pictures, we've rounded up a list of tech items you may want to include in your emergency kit. Read on!
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