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Telecoms still wrestle with Sandy; most cellular networks restored – Red Cross is helping November 6, 2012

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Verizon Communications says it may be a few weeks before all of its wired and Internet customers affected by Superstorm Sandy see their services fully restored, especially in areas still without power. Meanwhile, Verizon Wireless says 98.1% of its cell sites hit by the storm are up and running. AT&T has 96.5% of its sites restored in the affected areas, with more than 90% of its sites in New York City restored.

The American Red Cross has a massive response to Superstorm Sandy underway to help people across multiple states. The Red Cross is providing aid and comfort to thousands and has large relief operations underway in New York and New Jersey, where residents felt Sandy’s biggest impact. Shelters and feeding sites are open and emergency vehicles are distributing food, water and relief supplies in these states.

These poor people got hit hard. The Red Cross response to Sandy is very large, and will be very costly. People can make a financial donation in support of Red Cross Disaster Relief by visiting http://www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. You can also use the “donate” feature on the free Red Cross Apps for mobile devices to support this relief response. Contributions may also be sent to someone’s local Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.

Joe Buck, NCE

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