The FCC said in a Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS) report released this afternoon that 2.9% of cell sites in a 99-county impacted area of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia were out of service as of 11 a.m. due to Hurricane Florence. The report said that 5.7% of cell sites in North Carolina were out, 0.3% of sites in South Carolina, 0.1% of sites in Georgia, and no sites in Virginia. The report said that all public safety answering points were operational in the impacted area.
As for cable and wireline service, it said that 66,889 customers had lost service in North Carolina, 1,470 in South Carolina, six in Georgia, and none in Virginia. Two TV stations were out of service while two FM radio stations were down and their programming were sent to other stations, and 11 FM radio stations were out of service. No AM radio stations were out of service.