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Verizon to offer free text, call, data for customers in path of Hurricane Florence

Verizon also announced that speed caps restrictions have been lifted for first responders in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – Verizon is offering free calling, text and data for customers who are impacted by Hurricane Florence.

"People rely on our network every day to stay connected to loved ones and that need increases when a disaster strikes," said Russ Preite, president, Southeast Market for Verizon Wireless. "As residents prepare for Hurricane Florence, waiting out long lines at grocery stores and supply stores, or even evacuating, the last thing they want to worry about is billing overages. This is just one way we can help residents as this potentially dangerous storm challenges the Southeast coast.”

Verizon also announced that speed caps restrictions have been lifted for first responders in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

Hurricane Florence is expected to hit the coast of North and South Carolina early Friday morning. Some areas of the coast have mandatory evacuations.

The hurricane is expected to bring destructive wind and life-threatening storm surge.