As residents of the Mid-Atlantic region, we’re susceptible to hurricanes and severe weather that can be potentially devastating to our communities. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 5 to 8 named storms are predicted to make landfall in the United States during the 2017 hurricane season.
We know all too well that hurricanes and storms have the potential to disrupt lives by causing power outages and damage to buildings and homes from downed trees or flooding. We want you to know that are ready for these major storms.
Our storm preparation efforts include implementing a planned, strategic response to restoring service as quickly and safely as possible. This includes:
Over the past five years, we’ve also made significant improvements to our infrastructure.
Our employees prepare for the possibility of storm-related power outages by regularly participating in emergency drills. We maintain a supply of essential equipment, such as poles, wires, and transformers. And we communicate and coordinate with other utilities so that we have the ability to quickly request their assistance if needed.
Help us spread the word about emergency preparedness to your constituents, our customers, by sharing a few helpful links so we can all be weather-ready: