Leading digital solutions platform Globe has started to prepare its network, prepositioning personnel and supplies in anticipation of the potential impact of Typhoon Egay.
The weather system, forecast to graze the country early this week, rapidly intensified Monday morning, prompting the state weather bureau to raise storm warning signals across the country. PAGASA warned Egay could further intensify into a super typhoon, with the northernmost provinces at highest risk of impact.
To prepare for the storm, Globe has placed technical and support personnel, as well as critical supplies, in areas where the storm may pass or else trigger enhanced monsoon rains. Globe facilities are equipped with generators and alternative power sources to ensure power supply and prevent commercial power outages from affecting the delivery of connectivity services.
Globe is also on standby for the possible deployment of Libreng Tawag, Libreng Charging and Libreng WiFi Services in areas where the storm may cause power and service outages.
“We have prepared our network, facilities and personnel to minimize the potential impact of Typhoon Egay and prevent service disruptions. We stand ready to support our customers who may be affected by this typhoon,” said Yoly Crisanto, Chief Sustainability and Corporate Communications Officer, Globe Group.
Globe calls on residents in areas that may be affected by Egay to make their own preparations, including storing food, water and medicine, readying first aid kits, emergency light sources and batteries, and charging their mobile devices.
To help customers access timely and verified weather updates, Globe provides free data access to the website of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). Globe would also like to remind the public to get their information from legitimate and trusted news sources to make sure they get vetted weather information, and heed warnings sent by the agency via SMS alerts.