Verizon working to repair phone lines
While Dominion Virginia Power crews are working to restore power to nearly 60,000 Henrico residents who are without it, Verizon officials also are working in the region to replace damaged poles and repair facilities damaged by water and wind.
But Verizon spokesman Harry Mitchell told the Citizen that despite some damage, "our landline network survived Irene well.
"Our teams of technicians are out assessing the damage and making repairs," Mitchell said. "Many of our facilities are on backup generators or batteries that enable us to provide voice phone service even though the power is out in some areas."
Some Verizon customers in the Richmond region are without phone, internet and TV service as the result of power outages or other storm-related issues, Mitchell said, declining to provide specific numbers for Henrico.
The numbers "rise and fall virtually by the minute based on new repair reports coming in, repairs made by our technicians and the restoration of power, which in turn will often restore some of our services."
Verizon's restoration efforts are partially dependent upon the efforts of road accessibility and restoration of power, he said.
"We're committed to restoring service for customers as quickly, and safely, as we can," Mitchell said.
Dr. Even Alexander, a New York Times best-selling author who has been featured on Oprah and Dr. Oz, was in town last week to promote his June 27 talk, "Proof of Heaven," at Glen Allen High School.
Alexander (pictured, at right, while Unity of Bon Air church member Harry Simmons interviews him) has written about what he considers to be his journey through the afterlife.
Tickets to this month's event are $25 and will support the new Bon Secours Hospice House being built later this year. > Read more.
The Innsbrook Rotary Club, which is celebrating its 25th year in 2015, has completed a number of volunteer projects this year and raised thousands of dollars for various organizations through three events.
The club's annual rose sale, benefit for youth live auction and Virginia Fire Games competition, combined with individual and corporate donations, have raised nearly $70,000 – money that the club contributes back to the community.
FeedMore is the beneficiary of the club's 25th anniversary project, which provides refrigerated trailers to be used for the distribution of food throughout Central Virginia. > Read more.
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