Irma update as it moves over the South

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Hopefully everyone in Florida weathered (or fled) the storm OK. As the tropical storm formerly known as Irma the Hurricane moves into the South over the next few days, Exede customers may notice some outages as heavy rains block signal. Our network guys say that if your area is getting more than 2 inches of rain, you can expect to see outages. As usually with weather outages, once things clear up a bit, your service should be back to normal.
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Alex, Viasat Corporate Communications

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Posted 9 months ago

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Bev, Champion

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Thank you, Alex. I hope everyone in the path of that storm is staying safe and dry.
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Andy Schack, Champion

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I'm up in the panhandle area of FL, north of Panama City Beach. Wind, rain, but still got a signal of 6.6.
Hurricanes tend to not be real bad about knocking out satellite signal. Thunderstorms however, where you have the really tall, dense clouds will affect the signal.
We had a hurricane hit us a few years ago and we watched the Weather Ch without a single outage. Power got knocked out, hooked up the generator and continued watching.

Andy
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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I was watching a lot of the coverage yesterday. Was worried about the Hemingway house and the cats that roam there. Glad you weren't hit too bad Andy. Cuba and some of those smaller islands seem to have got hammered pretty bad.