Cable Ops Brace for Sandy
As hurricane bears down on east coast, MSOs prepare for high winds, flooding
By Mike Farrell, Multichannel News -- Broadcasting & Cable, 10/29/2012 12:57:03 PM
Sandy was expected to make landfall along the central New Jersey coast later Monday evening, with gale-force winds, torrential rains -- some mid-Atlantic states were expected to see as much as 12 inches of rain -- and creating storm surges in coastal areas that are expected to cause widespread flooding.
The effects of the storm were expected to be felt as far south as North Carolina and north to Maine, with up to three feet of snow also expected in mountainous parts of West Virginia..
Comcast, which has several operations in the path of the storm - including Southern New Jersey, Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia - said in a statement that efforts are underway to prepare for Sandy.
"Comcast is preparing for the storm and is ready to support our customers by responding quickly to any impact it may have on our service," spokeswoman Jenni Moyer said in an e-mail message. "We are taking incremental measures to ensure we are best equipped to manage this storm while keeping the safety of our employees and customers a top priority. This includes increasing staffing and strategically placing employees in key locations throughout the company, preparing back-up generators and other supplies and coordinating closely with power companies and local and state emergency workers."
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