Verizon is ready to keep first responders, businesses and people, connected as Tropical Storm Barry approaches the Gulf Coast

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BATON ROUGE, La., July 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As the first major tropical depression of the season makes its way toward the Gulf Coast, the region is bracing for the direct impact of the storm.  Whether stocking up on food and water, sandbagging property, reviewing evacuation routes or preparing communications plans, residents and first responders are readying for the weather, and so are we.  We are committed to keeping consumers, first responders, public safety teams and enterprise customers connected to loved ones and emergency resources when they need us most.

“Running to a crisis and seeing a community through is fundamental to who we are,” said Kyle Malady, Chief Technology Officer at Verizon.  “We have been preparing our network and are ready to support those in the path of Tropical Storm Barry.”

Verizon has made numerous preparations for the impending storm including:

We encourage you to take these steps to stay connected during the upcoming storm:

It’s important for businesses and governments to prepare for Tropical Storm Barry as well. We offer customers products and services that can help disaster-proof their communications, helping enable continuity in their operations. For example, our Mobile Connectivity Trailer can create a wireless coverage area if coverage is not available. We also offer wireless routers with automatic fall over if the wired broadband connection is disrupted.

We know that reliable communication before, during and after a storm is critical for our customers to reach their loved ones and the resources they need. We prepare year-round to meet that goal and we are ready to keep you connected during Tropical Storm Barry.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York City, generated revenues of $130.9 billion in 2018. The company operates America’s most reliable wireless network and the nation’s premier all-fiber network, and delivers integrated solutions to businesses worldwide. With brands like Yahoo, TechCrunch and HuffPost, the company’s media group helps consumers stay informed and entertained, communicate and transact, while creating new ways for advertisers and partners to connect. Verizon’s corporate responsibility prioritizes the environmental, social and governance issues most relevant to its business and impact to society.

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Kate Jay, Local Media678.245.9532Twitter: @KateHarrisJay

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Globe Newswire: 12:00 GMT Friday 12th July 2019

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