Hurricane Jose News Release from Eversource_Monday September 18 2017 4:00 PM

September 18th, 2017

Eversource is Ready for Jose Mutual aid crews headed home from Florida after Irma restoration

BERLIN, Conn. (September 18, 2017) – With the effects of Hurricane Jose expected to impact parts of Connecticut in the next few days, Eversource is prepared to respond to any damage or outages caused by the storm. The company will open its emergency operations centers in Newtown, Hartford and New London beginning Tuesday and is encouraging customers to take steps to prepare for the storm, too.

“We continue to monitor Jose’s path very carefully and are ready to address any impacts to the electric system,” said Peter Clarke, Senior Vice President of Emergency Preparedness for Eversource. “We’re confident our ongoing technology upgrades, combined with our tried and tested emergency response plan, will enable us to safely and efficiently handle any issues that may arise.”

Eversource crews assisting with power restoration in Florida after Hurricane Irma are returning home to Connecticut and will be ready to respond to any power outages if needed. All other company employees are also on standby and prepared to assist with any potential storm restoration.

Customers should prepare for any severe weather by assembling or restocking a storm kit and creating an emergency plan with family members, friends and neighbors. Eversource offers the tips on its website Eversource.com to help customers prepare for emergencies.

The company reminds customers to always stay clear of downed wires and to report them immediately to 9-1-1. Be sure to report any outage online at www.eversource.com, or by calling 800-286-2000. Customers who signed up for the company’s new, two-way texting feature can send a text to report an outage and receive outage updates as they happen.