4.1% of Cell Sites Out of Service in Florence-Affected Area

In the 99 counties in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia covered by the FCC’s activation of its Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS) for Hurricane Florence, 4.1% of cell sites were out of service as of 11 a.m. today, down from 6% yesterday, the FCC reported. The communications status report said that 8% of cell sites in North Carolina were out, 0.5% of sites in South Carolina, 0.1% of sites in Georgia, and no sites in Virginia. It said that 911 calls to two public safety answering points in North Carolina and one in South Carolina were being routed without location information to other PSAPs.

As for cable and wireline service, the report said that 285,725 subscribers had lost service in North Carolina; 30,053 in South Carolina; and none in either Georgia or Virginia. Three TV stations reported being out of service. Four FM radio stations reported being down but programming was being sent to another station, while 22 FM radio stations said they were out of service. Four AM radio stations said they were out of service.

Courtesy TRDaily