Verizon Wireless has responded quickly to the tornado stricken community in Harrisburg Illinois. After Tuesday’s devastating tornado, Verizon Wireless has mobilized bringing a COLT (cell on light truck) to help increase capacity for Verizon Wireless customers where towers and other network infrastructure components are down.
Verizon Wireless has also opened up the doors of their Marion Illinois retail store for customers affected by the tornado. Customers can use computers in the store to check email and keep in contact with loved ones. They can also use in store tablets to get internet access as well.
The Marion Illinois store also has rapid charging stations that they will allow customers on any carrier to use to recharge their phones.
Verizon Wireless has disaster recovery teams that are designed to not only get the network back up and running but to help the customers in the communities they serve. Last year after major tornadoes ripped through Alabama, Verizon Wireless stayed on the scene for nearly a month until the network was fully restored and customers started rebuilding.