HOUSTON, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EMBARQ crews and support personnel across Texas have moved into position as Hurricane Ike approaches the Texas coast. EMBARQ has more than 200,000 residential and business customers in the state.

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

"Hurricane Ike is expected to cause significant damage in Texas, and our technicians are ready to move in and quickly restore service once it is safe and the storm has passed," 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, both business and consumer, who experience issues during severe weather should call 1-800-672-6242 or they can use the "Support" or "Contact Us" links on 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 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 embarq.com.

SOURCE Embarq Corporation