3.7% of Cell Sites Not Working in Florence-Affected N.C. Areas

In the 48 areas in North Carolina covered by the FCC’s activation of its Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS) for Hurricane Florence, 3.7% of cell sites were out of service as of 11 a.m. today, down from 4.3% yesterday, the FCC reported. It said that 911 calls to two public safety answering points in North Carolina were being routed without location information to other PSAPs. As for cable and wireline service, the report said that 270,688 subscribers did not have service in North Carolina. One TV station reported being out of service. Two FM radio stations reported being down but programming was being sent to another station, while 21 FM radio stations said they were out of service. Two AM radio stations said they were out of service.

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