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Innovative to Conduct Disaster Preparedness Drill

Innovative will take part in a second week-long disaster preparedness drill that will encompass all employees and all of the Innovative companies beginning Monday, Aug. 10. It participated in a similar drill staged on St. Croix two weeks ago.
Monday, Aug. 10 through Friday, Aug. 14, employees will simulate an impending hurricane aimed in the direction of St. Thomas and St. John. The drill may have some impact on field service response times from Wednesday through Friday as the field staff simulates actual storm field assessment activities.
“The goal and purpose of the hurricane drill is to provide general training for all Innovative employees,” Innovative Telephone President E. Clarke Garnett said. “We are going to establish our roles and responsibilities before, during and after a disaster. This drill will test our action plans when planning for an emergency, communicating with our employees and customers about the coming storm and confirming we’ve done everything we need to ensure securing company assets prior to the disaster. This drill will also evaluate our preparedness regarding the restoration process following the passing of the storm. Finally, we will be ensuring that our preparation plan enables our employees to focus on fixing our network if they are concerned about their family and their property.”
Garnett said company officials wanted to inform all Innovative customers of the drill so they will be completely aware of the process and wanted to also notify customers of the potential minor impact on field operations response times during the last three days of the drill. It should not have a negative impact on Innovative’s business office operations or its 912 repair service center.
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