As Hurricane Lee makes its way north with an uncertain track, Eversource continues to closely monitor several forecasts and prepare accordingly. The energy company is ready to respond to any power outages caused by the storm’s high winds that are expected to impact Connecticut late Friday through Saturday.
Eversource is positioning line and tree crews across the state of Connecticut as well as bringing in additional lineworkers to assist with the restoration and get power back on for customers as quickly and safely as possible.
“We’ve been watching Hurricane Lee for more than a week and there is still some uncertainty with the forecast and its track. The high winds Lee could bring combined with the saturated ground from all the recent rain that has loosened tree roots, have the potential to bring down trees and limbs onto electric lines and equipment causing outages,” said Eversource President of Electric Operations in Connecticut Steve Sullivan. “We’ve gone through our storm checklists, and we’re fully stocked with utility poles, wire and other necessary materials. Crews will be staged around the state with a heavy emphasis in the areas expecting the highest winds – so they’re ready to restore power as soon as it’s safe to do so.”
Eversource is encouraging its customers to prepare for the storm by assembling or restocking a storm kit. The utility advised them to include essentials like flashlights, batteries, water, non-perishable foods, pet food and any needed medications. In addition, they should make sure cell phones and devices are fully charged, create an emergency plan with family members and prepare to check on elderly neighbors and friends.