A few days ago, I posted that we would be deploying mobile charging stations to areas without power in the NY/NJ area after Hurricane Sandy.
Yesterday, I biked in from Brooklyn to Lower Manhattan to see some of the stations myself. That’s where I met John Dais, one of our direct sales reps who was pitching in to help out. Here’s the experience in his own words:
People were lined up and huddled around the tables, charging phones, sharing stories, and using the free wi-fi connection:
We are still deploying mobile charging/wi-fi stations for areas of New York and New Jersey without power. The last I heard, trucks were headed to Bergen County, NJ, Staten Island, the Far Rockaways, Red Hook and Sunset Park. However, this could change before I have a chance to update this post – for the latest, best information, follow @TWCable_NYC on Twitter.
I did find yesterday that sometimes the charging stations were not at the precise intersection listed on Twitter – in a few instances the police and other emergency personnel needed us to relocate down the street or around a corner to allow them to do their work. Naturally, we’re going to comply with that. So: if you make it to an intersection and our van’s not there, please look around a little, maybe ask a little.
We’re out there, and we want to help the best that we can.