Cox Prepares For Irene
August 25, 2011 at 11:52 AM (PT)
COX COMMUNICATIONS has announced that it has "initiated pre-storm preparation activities" to continue operations in the face of HURRICANE IRENE. "Our priority, after ensuring the safety of our employees, is to continue to serve our residential and business customers during and after this storm event," its statement read. "In preparation for any local impact from HURRICANE IRENE or subsequent storms, we are closely monitoring the weather situation so that we may respond appropriately when/if the time comes.
"At this time, all COX operations are operating under normal business hours. We are fully staffed with COX field technicians and maintenance crews. However, we will adjust our operational plans based to the strength and severity of the storm. We have additional operational crews on stand-by, ready to execute our recovery plan following the storm. Our recovery efforts are closely coordinated with Dominion Power as well as emergency management agencies; this is to ensure the safest and most effective operations transition following the storm event."