Company activates its Emergency Operations Center and is prepared for potential storm impacts
CONROE, Texas – Aug. 25, 2020 – Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNSL, news, filings) has activated its emergency preparedness plans in advance of Hurricane Laura’s anticipated landfall on Texas’s gulf coast. At this time, all operations in the Company’s Texas service area are open.
“We have activated our emergency operations center in advance of Hurricane Laura’s landfall in Texas and are closely monitoring the storm’s path,” said Gabe Waggoner, executive vice president of operations at Consolidated Communications. “As a critical infrastructure provider, we are fully focused on safely supporting our customers and restoring any essential services that may be affected by the storm. Customers rely on us every day, especially during the most severe weather. Our emergency preparedness plans and our ongoing investment in our resilient fiber network ensures we are ready.”
The Company’s emergency preparedness plan includes:
- activating its Emergency Operations Center and initiating emergency preparation planning,
- equipping fleet vehicles with extra fuel, fluids and lighting,
- ensuring all safety equipment is in place,
- ensuring all back-up power supplies and generators are fully operational,
- taking inventory of supplies needed for plant and network restoration and supplementing where necessary; and
- placing emergency network supplies throughout company facilities.
Consolidated Communications is closely monitoring Hurricane Laura and its forecasted storm track. The Company will continue to provide customers with notifications and updates throughout the storm and is committed to providing service to its customers 365 days a year, even when severe weather hits. Consolidated Communications offers the following contact information for service needs, and customers are encouraged to check the website for the latest service update.
Repair: 844.YOUR.CCI (844-968-7224)
About Consolidated Communications
Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNSL) is a leading broadband and business communications provider serving consumers, businesses, and wireless and wireline carriers across rural and metro communities and a 23-state service area. Leveraging an advanced fiber network spanning 45,850 fiber route miles, Consolidated Communications is a top-10 fiber provider in the U.S. offering a wide range of communications solutions, including: high-speed Internet, data, phone, security, managed services, cloud services and wholesale, carrier solutions. From our first connection 125 years ago, Consolidated is dedicated to turning technology into solutions, connecting people and enriching how they work and live. Visit www.consolidated.com for more information.