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Press Release -- September 24th, 2018
Source: Verizon

The “Hurricane Florence” edition

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Florence blew into the Carolinas and Virginia, then petered out – leaving a wake of rain and flooding – and human devastation in its wake. Through it all, Verizon has been there for first responders, affected communities and our customers.  We’ve delivered best-in-class network performance (with more than 99% of all network facilities up and running). At Verizon, we have a saying – from our Credo: “We run to a crisis, not away” – and that’s just what the V-Team did: we coordinated with first responders, loaning thousands of wireless devices for relief efforts; we provided customers with free calling, texting and data to allow for emergency connections and personal safety; we made a $1 million contribution to the Red Cross relief efforts, even before the storm hit land; and we provided Verizon customers nationwide with the ability to Text 2 Donate, helping individuals and communities recover.

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Hurricane Florence Network Updates

Verizon’s engineers have been working 24×7 using planes, boats, and trucks to access network facilities and ensure communications in the Carolinas remains reliable for residents and first responders.  The network is currently over 99% in service.

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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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