AT&T won't charge for data or text overages during hurricane

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards holds briefing as Hurricane Ida gains strength

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards gives an update on storm preparations as Hurricane Ida is expected to make landfall as a massive Category 4 storm

AT&T will not charge its customers impacted by Hurricane Ida for going over their talk, text, or data limits.

"Hi, it's AT&T. If you live an area affected by Hurricane Ida, don't worry about going over your talk, text, and data limits," a text sent out to AT&T customers, and confirmed by FOX Business reads. "We won't charge you for any overages from Aug. 9 at 12:00 a.m. to Sept. 4 at 11:59 p.m. Just stay safe and connected."

The news comes as Ida makes landfall on the U.S. Gulf Coast as a Category 4 storm.


The storm has sustained winds of 150 miles per hour, and will move its way through portions of Louisiana western Mississippi Monday.

Ida first made landfall at Port Fourchon, Louisiana on Sunday morning, 16-years to the day that Hurricane Katrina made landfall and devastated much of the same area in Ida's path.

The storm has rapidly grown from a Category 2 to an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 hurricane.

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards requested a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration, while over 600,000 people in Louisiana are without power Sunday.


"Hurricane Ida is one of the strongest storms to ever hit Louisiana. It is our goal to assist our local agencies and the citizens of the state as quickly as possible," Edwards said in a statement. "This major disaster declaration will help Louisiana better respond to this crisis and protect the health and safety of our people, and I hope the White House will act quickly so we can begin getting additional aid and assistance to our people."

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