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Preparing for Hurricane Season

May 7, 2024

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According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, hurricanes have caused more damage – both in death toll and cost – than any other type of severe weather event since 1980. 

When a dangerous storm is looming, preparedness can make all the difference. Our simple-but-effective hurricane preparedness checklist can help you think through food, medical, and safety needs and also offers easy steps for preparing your house, your family, and your pets. 

As a company, Charter has a long history of helping communities prepare for hurricanes and other severe weather events. This important work begins long before these dangerous storms build up steam. We undertake extensive coordination and preparation efforts to ensure we’re ready to assist our customers, including:

  • Reviewing and updating our Disaster Emergency Action Plans
  • Preparing our networks to be ready to withstand violent weather
  • Positioning our employees and equipment strategically so that we can work to restore service in hard-hit areas as quickly as possible after the storm
  • Working closely with federal, state, and local government officials, community leaders, and alongside others in the industry to ensure we are meeting needs and sharing appropriate information
  • Across more than 30 local Spectrum News channels and the Spectrum News App, we provide 24/7 news and weather coverage to provide our customers with real-time updates. Using state-of-the-art technology, our expert meteorologists provide precise, zip-code specific and up-to-date forecasts as storms develop to keep people informed.

Once the storm passes and it is safe to do so, Charter technicians will get to work restoring service to any impacted areas as quickly as possible. Support for our communities after storms has also included helping open up our Spectrum Out-of-Home WiFi hotspots for public use and donating airtime for Public Service Announcements to help keep the public updated on relief efforts in their communities. 

The areas impacted by hurricanes are the same communities where our customers and employees live and work, and we remain committed to helping them prepare ahead of the storm, restoring service as quickly as possible, and rebuilding afterwards.