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Storm Response Super Heroes

01/01/2015 lswaney

The employees of SouthernLINC Wireless perform like super heroes when the weather turns dark.  As a SouthernLINC employee, I find it to be an awesome thing to watch.  As a member of our company’s Incident Response Team, I get to see working men and women – engineers, attorneys and business professionals in normal circumstances–become energized to support our customers in the face of weather adversity.

The SouthernLINC Wireless Storm Response Team moves equipment to assist storm response efforts.

What makes our storm response awesome?  Here are just some of the things we do for storm response:

  • We track and analyze weather from multiple sources.
  • We plot a storm’s path to determine the site that will be impacted.
  • We add more call capacity and fuel at key cell sites when needed.
  • We send phones and batteries to the affected areas.
  • We position satellite and power backups for the network in case our connections with network suppliers are lost.
  • We communicate with federal state and local agencies to support their communications needs.
  • We are onsite at Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power and Mississippi Power storm centers to ensure restoration crews have the communications support they need when their trucks begin to roll.
  • Our people take network reliability seriously.  They are dedicated 24/7 until told to return to normal operations
  • Our employees take safety seriously, and our company helps them act in a safe manner.

I like to think of SouthernLINC’s wireless network as “small but mighty.”  We have been the choice for storm communications of GEMA, FEMA and the Alabama EMA as well as for Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power and Mississippi Power because our network is rugged and our support team is reliable…especially when there’s an emergency situation.

If you live or work in Georgia, Alabama, the Gulf Coast or SE Mississippi and need a rugged, reliable wireless partner to service your communication needs, you need SouthernLINC Wireless.  We’ll be your super hero when the skies turn dark.

– Lynda Swaney

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