The big communication companies in Brazil are working to keep the signals active in the city of Petrópolis, in Rio de Janeiro. After the tragedy, many were left without a network and had to carry out emergency procedures. One of the measures adopted is the sending of energy generators to the city. In addition, some operators are releasing bonuses for people to be able to use the mobile service.
According to the TechTudo portal, sure, Alive and Tim decided to use generators to keep their networks active. According to a note from Claro, despite the difficulty of keeping it active, since it always needs to supply the generator, the towers operate normally. Vivo confirmed that all its towers also work normally.
Claro informed that it has released an internet bonus for customers in the region. The decision applies even to prepaid lines that are out of credit. According to the company, the 1 GB bonus is valid for 7 days and can also be used in messaging apps.
The fixed network is still being rebuilt, as informed by Claro. Technicians’ jobs depend on the safety conditions at the site and the electrical supply.
Tragedy in Petropolis
The city of Petrópolis, in the Serrana Region of Rio, is experiencing a drama. Heavy rains last Tuesday afternoon left 117 dead until 18:10 this Thursday (17). Of the 101 bodies that are at the Legal Medical Institute (IML), 65 are women and 36 men.
Downtown was flooded and bodies turned up after the river level dropped. There was also a landslide in Morro da Oficina, in the Alto da Serra neighborhood, with at least 80 houses affected.
“We are going through an extremely serious situation and we direct all efforts to ensure the help of the population.”, highlighted Mayor Rubens Bomtempo.
According to the State Department of Civil Defense, 24 people were rescued alive and 705 people were referred to the 33 support points set up in the city in churches and schools in the municipal public network.
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