AT&T* is prepared for Tropical Storm Gordon with an arsenal of disaster response equipment and personnel on standby.
We have started our storm preparedness process as we closely monitor Tropical Storm Gordon as it heads towards the Gulf Coast. Our preparation includes:
Topping off fuel generators.
Testing high-capacity back-up batteries at cell sites.
Protecting physical facilities against flooding with sandbags.
Staging other emergency response equipment in strategic locations for quick deployment following the storm.
“Customers rely on us, especially during major storms,” said Scott Mair, president of Operations, AT&T Technology & Operations. “We do all we can to have our networks prepared when severe weather strikes. Our people are experienced, constantly perfecting the process and are ready to respond at a moment’s notice.”
Our AT&T National Disaster Recovery (NDR) program is one of the industry’s largest and most advanced disaster response programs. The NDR fleet includes hundreds of technology recovery and support trailers nationwide that can be quickly deployed to support customers and first responders.
Response equipment readied in the wake of an event may include:
Mobile cell sites and mobile command centers like Cell on Wheels (COWs) and Cell on Light Trucks (COLTs)
Emergency communications vehicles (ECVs)
Flying Cell on Wings (Flying COWs)
A self-sufficient base camp. This is complete with sleeping tents, bathrooms, kitchen, laundry facilities, on-site nurse and meals ready to eat (MREs).
Hazmat equipment and supplies
Technology and support trailers to provide infrastructure support and mobile heating ventilation and air conditioning
Internal and external resources for initial assessment and recovery efforts