FCC: Hurricane Irma Affects 29 PSAPs Across Florida, U.S. Virgin Islands12-09-2017
Hurricane Irma had affected 29 public-safety answering points, including taking 14 down completely, across Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands as of Sept. 11, according to a communications status report released by the FCC. Meanwhile, just under 30 percent of cell sites were out of service in the Florida disaster area and more than 50 percent of cell sites were out across the U.S. Virgin Islands.
As Irma has transitioned from a hurricane to a tropical storm and moved further north and inland, the FCC extended the disaster reporting information system (DIRS) to all counties in Florida and parts of Georgia and Alabama. The extension covers 18 counties in Georgia and three in Alabama. Click: 'Read More' to download the report.
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