Verizon (NYSE: VZ) officials released a photo that shows flood waters filling the lobby of its New York City corporate headquarters building Monday night during the storm surge from Hurricane Sandy.
140 West St. lobby underwater Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 (Image source: Verizon)
The Verizon building, located at 140 West Street, is near the Hudson River, which saw a record storm surge Monday night. The company didn't say when it expects employees will be able to return to the building, which is located adjacent to the World Trade Center site.
"Despite massive flooding and the loss of commercial power in many locations, the company's networks are functioning well, with serious problems in Lower Manhattan and stress in the greater New York metropolitan area. Verizon is delivering a significant amount of calls and providing Internet connectivity as people stay in touch during and after this historic storm," Verizon said in a statement Monday.
The company said that it is still delivering service from more than 200 locations in the New York area, and that its networks are relying on backup power to switching offices, cell sites and cloud and data centers.
Earlier Tuesday, it detailed outages that have impacted its FiOS TV subscribers in New Jersey, Long Island and other areas that experience storm damage. Verizon also announced Tuesday that it had donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross to help provide relieve to people impacted by the storm, and that it would match employee donations of up to $1,000 per empoyee to the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army.
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