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SAFETY ALERT: Widespread Outage of Verizon Wireless Service in Bay County

10/11/2018

For Immediate Release: Thursday, October 11, 2018
Contact: Anna Alexopoulos Farrar, anna.farrar@myfloridacfo.com, 954.647.7059
  
SAFETY ALERT: Widespread Outage of Verizon Wireless Service in Bay County

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Florida Chief Financial (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis alerts Floridians and anyone with friends, family, and loved ones in the Bay County and Panhandle areas impacted by Hurricane Michael, that Verizon Wireless has widespread outages and those with the service are likely unable to be reached.
 
CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis said, “My main focus is saving lives and the safety of those recovering and responding in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. Citizens with family and friends in the Bay County and other areas severely impacted by the storm should not panic if they can’t reach their loved ones. Verizon Wireless has massive outages. People in the area must stay off the roads and wait to hear from loved ones. Listen to local emergency officials and obey all curfew orders. Do not risk your life.”
 
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About CFO Jimmy Patronis
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a native Floridian and a member of Florida’s Cabinet, who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).