At deadline, the latest forecast on Hurricane Dorian showed the storm will strengthen over the coming days and has the potential to become a Category 4 as it moves toward the southeastern United States, reported NBC. The National Hurricane Center forecast Thursday that Hurricane Dorian could reach maximum winds of 130 mph, putting it at a Category 4 on Saturday. It’s still too soon to tell exactly where the storm will make landfall along the east coast of Florida and possibly as far north as South Georgia, but the Center added: "there is an increasing likelihood of life-threatening storm surge along portions of the Florida east coast late this weekend or early next week."
Communications infrastructure companies are preparing for the storm. For
example, NATE Chairman and President/CEO of MillerCo. Jimmy Miller
tweeted that NATE members were, “having meetings/planning with wireless
providers to move in after Hurricane Dorian to restore wireless
All the major carriers are monitoring the storm and prepared to move
anticipated restoration equipment and personnel to affected areas.
Preparations include topping off generators at fixed and portable cell
sites. Carriers are also preparing COWS, COLTS, SatCOLTS and other
mobile cellular infrastructure for potential deployment to areas where
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