HENRYVILLE, Ind.—Verizon Wireless is opening a free Wireless Emergency Communications Center today in Henryville in the wake of tornado damage for all emergency personnel and local residents to make free phone calls, re-charge cell phones (regardless of carrier) and access the Internet using the company’s 4G LTE Mobile Broadband service.
The heated mobile trailer equipped with 4G devices is located on the corner of Ferguson and Cherry streets. Verizon’s communications center will be available throughout the week.
Verizon Wireless has also boosted capacity on its cell sites in and around Henryville due to devastating damage in parts of Southern Indiana.
The company’s 4G LTE network is being added in Henryville and Otisco so that individuals can take advantage of the significantly faster speeds to check email, file insurance claims, pay bills and handle any other necessary transactions.
Additionally, the Verizon Wireless Communications Store in nearby Clarksville, Ind., and six of the company’s premium agent retailers in Indiana and Kentucky continue to offer emergency communication resources so Hoosiers rebuilding their homes and community can contact employers, family and friends at no cost. Residents can also use a battery charging station that allows users of any carrier to charge their smartphones and other wireless devices.
The company’s Clarksville store at 1118 Veterans Parkway – about 19 miles away from the heart of the tornado damage in Henryville – is also participating in a community-wide initiative to collect nonperishable food, blankets, clothing, diapers and baby wipes to send to area residents.
Donations can be dropped at the store at the following times:
- 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday thorough Saturday
- 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday
Indiana and Kentucky Assistance Locations
Verizon Wireless Communications Store
1118 Veterans Pkwy. Clarksville, Ind. 47129
Cellular Sales (Inside Green Tree Mall)
757 E. Lewis and Clark Pkwy. Clarksville, Ind. 47129
Cellular Connection (Near Rally’s)
219 Clifty Drive Madison, Ind. 47250
North Vernon, IN
Cellular Connection (By Dairy Queen)
1189 N. State St. North Vernon, Ind. 47265
Cellular Connection (Near JC Penney’s)
1218 E. Tipton St. Seymour, Ind. 47274
Cellular Connection (Behind Pizza Hut)
543 S. Lake Road Scottsburg, Ind. 47170
2519 Highway 227 Carrollton, Ky. 41008
In addition, Verizon Wireless has loaned wireless devices to the Kentucky National Guard to assist them in their response to tornado victims in throughout Kentucky.