Today we had our celebratory parade congratulating the Seahawks on the great season and Superbowl win. We had about 700K to 1 million in the streets of Seattle (they expected about 250 to 300 K to show)- what a parade. Go Hawks!! I have to say I was very amused while listening to the local radio broadcast when they made the following announcement: "The city of Seattle has asked us to please request the revelers in Seattle to limit use of the cell phones. There are many 911 calls not reaching dispatcher's due to the current volume". I had to laugh at that, so many folks just crashing the cell network. If we had a major earthquake or other type of event, the cell network would be the first to go down leaving many without any means of comm's, and the sheeple just don't get it. Most people now days solely rely on cell service and don't even have a hard line into the home anymore. Verizon had flooded the area doing emergency upgrades to the cell towers and other infrastructure the last few days with midnight last night as there due date. The local electrical distributors were being swamped with techs looking for parts & supplies. Evidently the upgrades were not enough...haha. What have you done for comm's and what kind of plan's do you have to avoid this kind of communications down-fall when the grid crashes?