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Island-Wide Radio System Coming Back Online

Release Date: October 6, 2017

For Immediate Release
FEMA News Desk
Phone: 202-646-3272

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Approximately one-third of the island’s VHF radio system is back on-line allowing for communication between more than 30 municipalities. The system is expected to be fully functional throughout the island by early next week.  The repair and energizing of the system will now allow for communication between municipalities and with the Puerto Rico Emergency Management Agency. 

Since Hurricane Maria, communication has been out across the island, hampering the ability of mayors to communicate their needs. The restoration is joined by more and more cell towers being re-energized around the periphery of the island, increasing communications of government municipalities and Puerto Ricans.

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Last Updated: 02/05/2021
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