Eversource issues statement on Tropical Storm Elsa preparations

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File photo of an Eversource crew.

BERLIN, CT — With Tropical Storm Elsa’s expected arrival in Connecticut approaching, Eversource is intensely focusing on preparations. Electric Operations President Craig Hallstrom held a media briefing in Hartford today and shared the following with those in attendance:

“Throughout this week’s destructive thunderstorms we’ve restored power to 80-thousand customers and at the same time, we’ve also been watching multiple forecasts to track and prepare for Tropical Storm Elsa. We have hundreds of crews – including out-of-state crews that continue to arrive – ready to respond to any damage or outages this storm may cause.

Since last week, we’ve been checking supplies and preparing. Now we’re prepositioning crews and equipment based on the latest storm information available and we’ll adjust our approach if necessary.

Trees are the number one cause of outages and winds of 35-45 mph are expected with this storm and will bring down limbs and branches onto electric lines so we encourage our customers to be prepared for outages as well. We can’t control the weather and amount of damage the system will take, but we’re ready to respond as soon as we see an impact.”

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