Hurricane Irma: Nearly 39 Percent of Cells Sites out in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

Source: NPSTC

Nearly 39% of cell sites were out of service yesterday in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands due to Hurricane Irma, the FCC reported this afternoon, using information submitted to its Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS). The report advised readers not to compare the outages reported today with those in yesterday’s report because today’s report includes a larger area.

The FCC said two days ago that more than half of the cell sites were down in 25 counties in Puerto Rico and in St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, while across all 41 counties in the northern and eastern parts of Puerto Rico and all three districts of the U.S. Virgin Islands, 55.2% of cell sites were suffering outages (TR Daily, Sept. 7).