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VERIZON DEPLOYS MOBILE DISASTER RESPONSE UNIT TO SUPPORT AGENCIES BATTLING WILDFIRES IN GUTHRIE, OKLAHOMA

OKLAHOMA CITY (May 5, 2014) – As local and state agencies battle the raging wildfires in Oklahoma, Verizon has deployed a mobile disaster response unit to Guthrie, Oklahoma to provide assistance to those affected by the wildfires in Logan County, which Governor Mary Fallin reported Monday afternoon has burned 2,500 acres so far.

“Communication is critical during an emergency so we are providing agencies on the ground with additional resources as they work around the clock,” said Kristi Crum, president of Verizon Oklahoma. “Our network is built to remain reliable in these situations and to handle the additional traffic, so we’re keeping emergency teams connected during this crisis.”

Mobile Disaster Response Unit

Wildfire victims and those who have been evacuated are able to access emergency phones, Internet and charging stations at the Community Church at 512 E. Seward Road in Guthrie, Oklahoma 73044.

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