09/13/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/13/2021 16:21
September 13, 2021, 4:40 p.m. CDT
Corpus Christi, Texas - AT&T* is ready for Tropical Storm Nicholaswith an arsenal of disaster response equipment and personnel on standby.
We are closely monitoring and preparing for Tropical Storm Nicholas. The storm is expected to impact parts of the Texas coastline, with landfall anticipated by this evening. Our preparation includes:
As we have in the past, we have installed more generators at critical cell towers and switching facilities and move electronics essential to network operations above expected flood levels. Additionally, our Network Disaster Recovery (NDR) team is on standby and prepared to deploy assets if needed.
'Customers rely on us, especially during major storms,' said Leslie Ward, President, AT&T Texas. 'That's why we practice readiness drills and simulations throughout the year. And we do all we can to have our networks prepared when severe weather strikes. We've worked for the past few days to position equipment and crews, and are ready to respond if needed. We're also closely linked with Texas public officials in their storm response efforts.'
The AT&T Network Disaster Recovery (NDR) program is one of the industry's largest and most advanced disaster response programs. Our fleet includes hundreds of technology recovery and support trailers that can be quickly deployed to support customers and first responders.
Response equipment readied in the wake of an event includes:
Just as we prepare, we encourage residents to do the same. Additional information and tips for disaster preparedness can be found at https://about.att.com/pages/disaster_recovery.