From the too-much-information file, in the aftermath of Tuesday's Los Angeles-area earthquake:
Twitter tweet here. From this CNET story, we learn that MissRFTC is one Verdell Wilson, who I guess can now lay claim to having worn the, uh, stirrups of Internet fame.
On a more serious note, during emergencies the SMS / text-messaging network may be the only way to get a message to others letting them know your status and whereabouts, as the voice network often gets overwhelmed with 9-1-1 calls and the like. Indeed, you may wish to stay off the voice network (unless you need emergency assistance, of course) so that others can get through to the emergency services.
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