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Verizon sets up emergency connection center

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TWISP — Verizon Wireless set up a wireless emergency command center in Twisp on Wednesday.

People who don’t have power can get internet access and charge their devices at any of the 25 to 30 charging stations available in a Verizon trailer set up outside the Methow Valley Community Center. The center has cell phones, tablets, and laptops for people to borrow if they do not have their devices. Printers are also available for use and TVs are set up for news coverage.

Verizon Wireless representative Scott Charleston said Verizon sets centers like this up across the country when disasters strike that cause loss of power.

Most people rely on their wireless phones in an emergency,” Charleston said. “We want to make sure that the people impacted and the first responders have working wireless devices.”

The center will remain in Twisp until Aug. 7 and is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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