Tarboro, North Carolina — Hurricane Floyd/Flooding
In September and October 1999, NDR deployed two satellite teams to Tarboro, North Carolina to provide emergency communications for the Red Cross, other response organizations, and flood victims in the shelter at Tarboro High School. Tarboro and the surrounding communities were impacted by devastating flooding that occurred in the wake of Hurricane Floyd.
AT&T provided over 37,000 free local and long distance phone calls over a period of six days through NDR's satellite equipment.
One of NDR's satellite units deployed at the
Tarboro (NC) High School Red Cross shelter.
Inside the Tarboro High School shelter.
Flooding in Tarboro, NC after Hurricane Floyd.
In addition to the vehicle-based mobile satellite units, portable satellite phones were provided to the communities of Leggett, Cometoe, and Speed (all in North Carolina). Those towns were isolated by the flooding; the satellite phones were loaned so people in those areas could have emergency communication capabilities.