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Satellite images of Hurricane Ian

FirstNet supports first responders for Hurricanes Ian and Fiona

Public safety requested FirstNet emergency support 100+ times for Hurricane Ian. Assets from the dedicated FirstNet fleet supported first responders in affected areas, including Charlotte, Collier, Hardee, Hendry, Lee, Manatee, Orange and Sarasota counties in Florida, as well as Charleston and Georgetown counties in South Carolina. Making use of new innovations, FirstNet used amphibious vehicles and helicopters to deploy Compact Rapid Deployables to Sanibel Island and Pine Island. Within 48 hours of Hurricane Fiona making landfall, the network in Puerto Rico had 83% of its cell sites operational, maintaining 99% of coverages, thanks to the hundreds of generators across the network. Today, the network is fully operational. The network in USVI was fully operational throughout the entire storm.