TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EMBARQ crews and support personnel across Florida prepare year-round for severe weather, and a weather system named Fay offers the first major 2008 hurricane season challenge to that preparation.

Emergency preparedness teams mobilized over the weekend in readiness for the storm's expected landfall, and command centers in Florida and elsewhere remain in constant communication to ensure the most effective and efficient response to severe weather.

"Our technicians are constantly checking the network and identifying areas which may need to be safeguarded from potential damage," said Jim Hansen, senior vice president of Network Services at EMBARQ. "Our disaster preparations go on all year. The emphasis on planning is instrumental in quickly restoring service to affected areas following severe weather."

EMBARQ customers who experience service problems during severe weather should call 611 or 1-800-788-3600 or they can use the "Support" or "Contact Us" links on http://embarq.com.


Embarq Corporation (NYSE: EQ), headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, offers a complete suite of communications services. The company has approximately 18,000 employees and operates in 18 states. EMBARQ is included in the S&P 500 and is in the Fortune 500(R) list of America's largest corporations.

For consumers, EMBARQ offers an innovative portfolio of services that includes reliable local and long distance home phone service, high-speed Internet, wireless, and satellite TV from DISH Network(R) -- all on one monthly bill.

For businesses, EMBARQ has a comprehensive range of flexible and integrated services designed to help businesses of all sizes be more productive and communicate with their customers. This service portfolio includes local voice and data services, long distance, Business Class High Speed Internet, wireless, satellite TV from DIRECTV(R), enhanced data network services, voice and data communication equipment and managed network services.

For more information, visit http://embarq.com.

SOURCE Embarq Corporation 


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