The FCC reported today that as of 11 a.m., 5.2% of cell sites were out of service as a result of Hurricane Michael in the impacted area of Florida, down from 5.5% yesterday. But in Bay County, Fla., which includes Mexico Beach, near where the hurricane made landfall on Oct. 10, 29.7% of cell sites remained down. Gulf County was second at 26.1%.
Today’s FCC Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS) report also said that no public safety answering points (PSAPs) were reported down this morning and two had calls being rerouted with ALI (automatic location identification). As for cable and wireline system outages, 55,006 subscribers had no service in Florida. Nine TV stations were reported operational, and one was reported out of service. The FCC said that 29 FM radio stations were reported operational and seven were reported out of service. Six AM radio stations were reported operational, while two were reported out of service.