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Press Release -- August 31st, 2018
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The “How to prepare for hurricane season” edition

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August 31, 2018

This week in news, we detail how we prepared our network to withstand Hurricane Lane, and how we supported our Hawaii customers impacted by last week’s hurricane with free calling, text and data. Also hear from our Market leader in Houston as we mark the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey and see how drones are providing critical communications after a disaster.

Plus, online safety expert Stephen Balkam shares tips to keep kids safe, and more.

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Hawaii Map
Verizon offers free calling, text and data for all its customers who reside in Hawaii as Hurricane Lane challenges the Aloha State
For all of its customers in the state of Hawaii facing the wrath of Hurricane Lane, Verizon Wireless is saying, “We’ve Got Your Back.” From August 24 through August 28, Verizon is providing its postpaid and prepaid customers who reside in the Aloha State free calling, texting and data.
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Verizon in the local news

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Verizon’s Krista Bourne on Hurricane Harvey response, 5G coming to Houston
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The latest in online safety for parents
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Kansas City, MO
August 22, 2018

Hottest tech to get you and your kids ready for the new school year
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Chicago, IL
August 22, 2018

Back to school with Verizon
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Exploring top back-to-school technology & gadgets
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About the author:

Jeffrey Nelson leads external comms for Verizon businesses. PR strategy guy. Loves politics, tech, tennis and people who support #LGBTQ young people.

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