Violent storms, floods, even wildfires– Portlanders have seen their share. AT&T recognizes the importance of reliable communications during a disaster and that’s why its Network Disaster Recovery (NDR) organization will conduct a technology recovery exercise in Portland from September 18-26. NDR exercises are designed to test AT&T's ability to respond to a disaster impacting a telecommunications central office. The drills include establishing emergency communications channels from the site – using equipment such as Emergency Communications Vehicles, satellite COLTs (Cell on Light Trucks), and microwave radio links. The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation will also be performing agility drills using search dogs.
Sep 18, 2013