Hurricane Irma – Reliable Information
Reliable Information Is Important
We are seeing false information regarding lodging and emergency housing for Hurricane Irma evacuees. Only trust information you can verify from gov’t agencies:
- FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
- Morgan County Emergency Management Agency
- City of Decatur, Alabama
- Decatur Police Department
- Decatur Al Firefighters
- Morgan County, Alabama
- While it is not a gov’t agency American Red Cross can be trusted as a reliable source.
Please keep those in the path of the storm and those assisting with the evacuation in your prayers.
I will keep you updated as we receive additional information.
Here is reliable information I just received:
As you read this and continue keeping the people of Texas, Louisiana and the Caribbean in your thoughts and prayers, I know we are also closely watching Hurricane Irma as it approaches the U.S. mainland.
In Alabama, we know first-hand the power and unpredictability of hurricanes. So, as we all keep a close eye on the forecasts, I encourage you to make sure that you and your family are prepared and have a plan to stay safe in the event Irma comes here. To that end, I have included some Hurricane Preparation tips below. Please continue to follow your preparedness plan until the threat of Hurricane Irma passes and it is once again safe in our communities.
As the storm is expected to first impact Florida, AT&T has started its storm preparedness process as we closely monitor Hurricane Irma’s anticipated track. Preparation includes topping off fuel generators, testing high-capacity back-up batteries at cell sites and protecting physical facilities against flooding. AT&T has also staged other emergency response equipment in strategic locations, and our national reliability center is monitoring outages for quick action.
AT&T is prepared, and with your personal plan in place, I am confident we will rise to meet the challenge of Irma and work together to address post-Irma issues and restore our communities.
Please stay safe and thank you for what you do every day to keep Alabama prepared to meet and beat challenges like Irma.
AT&T Alabama Team