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Hurricane Maria Recovery

Satcom Direct and Communications International have partnered up to get satellite phones to the San Juan police department and FEMA in Puerto Rico. Their plane left from Orlando Melbourne International Airport.

Will Warkenthien and Guy Stevens load up the van in Vero Beach with a generator and nearly 200 portable radios to be sent to Puerto Rico.

Preparing packages for loading at the hangar.


A view of the storm’s wrath is clear upon arrival to San Juan Airport.

Working to get a damaged antenna repaired.

A communications tower destroyed by the storm.

Members of the Ci and Satcom Direct teams after loading the plane to Puerto Rico. Mark Stanley, David Lopez and Jeff Price will fly down to assist with post-Hurricane Maria recovery efforts. Photo by Malcolm Denemark of Florida Today.

Fuel, supplies, satellite phones and radio equipment are loaded onto a plane at the Satcom Direct hangar in Melbourne, FL for transport to Puerto Rico.

Jeff Price and David Lopez program nearly 200 Harris portables for the San Juan Police Department.

David Lopez distributes radios to local first responders.

The sign was nearly unrecognizable at the San Juan Police Department.

Hurricane Irma Testimonials
“Thank you very much for all your support and quick response. One more time you’ve demonstrated to be an excellent partner that we can rely on.”
– Lizzet Ruiz, Radio System Manager
Brevard County, FL

“Collier County’s public safety communication system was well served by the diligence and dedication of the Communication International team before, during, and after hurricane Irma’s impact.”
– John Daly, Telecommunications Manager
Collier County, FL

“I’m glad the storm wasn’t as bad where we are. It’s reassuring to know our RCE has the capability to respond if needed.”
– Jason Swift, Radio System Manager
City of Coral Gables, FL