Fiberlync Winter 2022 Newsletter
WINTER IS HERE!
Winter has arrived in our area of Virginia. With the winter storms this January came many downed trees and power lines causing many areas of Orange County to lose power. Our FiberLync fiber internet in these areas continued to work despite the power outage. The FiberLync network is built to public safety standards with the majority of our fiber network underground. Our build out utilizes several sources of power at the sites that power our electronics called “node sites.” We utilize utility power, generator power, and battery backup.
If you have FiberLync service and need uninterruptible internet you can utilize a generator or uninterruptible power supply (battery backup) that provide power even in the event of a power company outage .
If you have an issue with your FiberLync internet, please call Tech Support at 540-346-4188.
Tips for preparing for winter storms:
Winter Storm Warning
Issued when hazardous winter weather in the form of heavy snow, heavy freezing rain, or heavy sleet is imminent or occurring. Winter Storm Warnings are usually issued 12 to 24 hours before the event is expected to begin.
Winter Storm Watch
Alerts the public to the possibility of a blizzard, heavy snow, heavy freezing rain, or heavy sleet. Winter Storm Watches are usually issued 12 to 48 hours before the beginning of a Winter Storm. Winter Weather Advisory Issued for accumulations of snow, freezing rain, freezing drizzle, and sleet which will cause significant inconveniences and, if caution is not exercised, could lead to life-threatening situations.
Know Your Risk for Winter Storms
Pay attention to weather reports and warnings of freezing weather and winter storms. Listen for emergency information and alerts. Sign up for your community’s warning system. The Emergency Alert System (EAS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio also provide emergency alerts.
Check your food, water, and other supplies such as gas for generators and heaters before weather arrives. *Avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. Only use generators and grills outdoors and away from windows. Never heat your home with a gas stovetop or oven.
Preparing for Winter Weather
Preparing for Winter Weather Prepare your home to keep out the cold with insulation, caulking and weather stripping. Learn how to keep pipes from freezing. Install and test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors with battery backups. Gather supplies in case you need to stay home for several days without power. Keep in mind each person’s specific needs, including medication. Remember the needs of your pets. Have extra batteries for radios and flashlights. If you are unable to afford your heating costs, weatherization or energy-related home repairs, contact the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for help.
In Case of Emergency
In Case of Emergency Be prepared for winter weather at home, at work and in your car. Create an emergency supply kit for your car. Include jumper cables, sand, a flashlight, warm clothes, blankets, bottled water and non-perishable snacks. Keep a full tank of gas.
For more winter storm tips go to: https://www.ready.gov/winter-weather