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DIRS Activated in Maine and Massachusetts for Hurricane Lee

The FCC activated the disaster information reporting system for eight counties in Maine and two in Massachusetts for Hurricane Lee, said a public notice Friday. DIRS Reports were due starting Sunday. The alert encompasses Cumberland, Hancock, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Waldo,…

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Washington, and York counties in Maine, and Barnstable and Nantucket in Massachusetts. The agency also issued public notices on emergency contact procedures for licensees that need special temporary authority, priority communications services and on 24-hour availability of FCC staff. The Public Safety Bureau sent a reminder to entities working to clear debris and repair utilities to avoid damaging communications infrastructure.