Hurricane Florence & FirstNet

27 September 2018

During Hurricane Florence, FirstNet worked with the city of Whiteville, North Carolina to provide them with critical voice and data communications throughout the storm and subsequent flooding. IWCE's Urgent Communications reports on how the network performed.


The FirstNet project is housed within the Radio Technology Services unit of the Department of Public Safety.

Public Safety Broadband Network Commission
Department of Public Safety
45 State Drive Waterbury, VT 05671
(802) 241-5535/ Email the PSBC

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