The FCC has deactivated the Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS) for Hurricane Florence at the request of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s National Coordinating Center for Communications and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
As a matter of course, communications providers do not need to provide any additional reporting in DIRS in connection with this event. The FCC will, however, continue to monitor the status of communications services and work with providers and government partners as needed to support remaining restoration efforts.
The DIRS activation, Sept. 12, originally covered areas of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, and on Sept. 19 was deactivated everywhere except in North Carolina. As of yesterday, 48 counties were included as part of DIRS and 57 cell sites were reported out of service, or 1 percent of the total 5,712 sites.