Did You Know? Verizon Wireless Prepares Year-Round For Hurricanes And Other Emergencies

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon Wireless prepares year-round for natural disasters and other emergencies so that customers can rely on the company's network to keep them connected, even when the unexpected happens.

Verizon Wireless' ongoing intensive investments and preparations — from the construction of new cell sites with on-site back-up power to the implementation of comprehensive emergency response plans — proved critical after many storms over the years. Verizon Wireless' network remained strong while many other wireless communication networks struggled, enabling emergency response officials and residents to communicate with support services, businesses, family, friends and co-workers during and after recent hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, floods and other emergencies.

To learn more, visit the Verizon Wireless Emergency Information Center at http://www.verizonwireless.com/news/Emergency/Overview.html. Members of the media interested in touring a network emergency command center, or obtaining broadcast-quality video B-Roll and still images can visit the Verizon Wireless News Center at http://www.verizonwireless.com/news/. Media and consumers can also view videos about the company's emergency response throughout the U.S. by visiting Verizon Wireless' YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/VerizonWirelessTV.

About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving 87.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 87,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.