Siemens Energy and Automation, Inc. supports Hurricane Katrina relief effort

Company offers service and support in wake of flood and hurricane disaster

In response to power outages, Siemens Building Technologies is shipping generators from Florida to the disaster area to support hospitals in the region. Also, Siemens Power Generation is airlifting engineers into the affected areas to assist utilities with damage assessment and to plan for rebuilding.

Other relief efforts include Siemens Communications, in conjunction with telephone utility Southern Co., providing 420 IP phones in emergency crew command trailers using satellite broadband back to Atlanta to provide access to the entire Southern Co. area. In addition, Siemens Medical is supplying portable imaging equipment to the Houston Astrodome, which is being used as a major evacuee facility. The division is also providing heart monitors.

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