Hurricane Harvey - Network Status (FCC)

Robert Jacobs rjacobs at
Wed Aug 30 14:21:03 UTC 2017

High Water and loss of power has been biggest issue.  Fiber is water proof just need to power to light it up.   To many roads are blocked to even try and get generators dispatched.  Link to power grid and link to flood gauges 
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-----Original Message-----
From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at] On Behalf Of Rod Beck
Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 8:43 AM
To: Timothy Sesow <tsesow at>; nanog at
Subject: Re: Hurricane Harvey - Network Status (FCC)

How badly was terrestrial telecom infrastructure affected?

- R.

From: NANOG <nanog-bounces at> on behalf of Timothy Sesow <tsesow at>
Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 12:08 AM
To: nanog at
Subject: Re: Hurricane Harvey - Network Status (FCC)

Tegna, ownership group of KHOU, had a news report that the news studio for KHOU was setup at a "PBS station in Dallas", with satellite uplink to KUSA (Denver).
Master Control is running at KUSA Denver for KHOU service area, with satellite back to the transmitter for KHOU.

According to the FCC filing, the transmitter is located SW of Houston near Fresno, TX at 29deg 33min 40secN  95deg 30min 4sec W Google Maps does show a tower there.

On 08/28/2017 10:51 AM, Jean-Francois Mezei wrote:
> On 2017-08-27 20:58, Tim Jackson wrote:
>> KHOU's local transmitter (Missouri City I think is where it's at) 
>> seems to be back on the air, but with all production from WFAA out of Dallas.
> KHOU had a tweet with video showing the water flooding into their 
> offices/studios and staff having to leave.

Sally Ramirez on Twitter<>
"#khou11 evacuation #hurricaneharvey @BrooksKHOU"

> I guess this is where disaster tolerance/recovery plans really kick in.

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