C Spire ready for 2015 Atlantic hurricane season

Telecom provider bolsters network to maintain service in the worst conditions

May 26, 2015, 12:31 ET from C Spire

RIDGELAND, Miss., May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- C Spire is using National Hurricane Preparedness Week to put the finishing touches on efforts to bolster its network resources and mobilize employees on the eve of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season.

The initial outlook from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasters is expected later this week, but Colorado State University predicts as many as seven named tropical storms to form in the Atlantic Ocean during the six-month period that officially begins on June 1.  Three of those storms could strengthen into hurricanes with top winds of at least 74 mph and one could become a major hurricane with maximum winds of 111 mph or more.

While the risk this year is expected to be one of the lowest in recent memory thanks to an El Nino effect, which causes stronger wind shear and reduces the number and intensity of tropical storms and hurricanes, it's still important for residents and businesses in hurricane-prone areas to prepare for the worst, according to emergency response officials.

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