In essence, that’s the message from U.S. Coast Guard to people stranded by hurricane Harvey. Catherine Shu:
Despite a request from the U.S. Coast Guard to call their Houston Command Center for rescue instead of posting on social media, many local residents stranded by Hurricane Harvey are still tweeting pleas for help. Some say they keep getting busy signals when calling the Coast Guard. Other Twitter users have also set up accounts specifically for directing rescuers to stranded people.
What’s happening? Phone batteries are dying while waiting for 911 to answer.