In the wake of Wednesday’s tornadoes and severe weather in Western Massachusetts, Verizon Wireless deployed additional resources to augment wireless communication, network capacity and coverage in and around Springfield, MA. In response to requests, the Verizon Wireless Crisis Response Team has:

-Delivered six mobile power generators for use by local police and fire departments, as well as FEMA

-Distributed 45 mobile handsets to local police and fire departments

-Added call handling capacity to several exiting cell sites in the areas most affected

-Recharged resident’s cell phones inside local Communications Stores