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Eversource Prepares for Storm, Possible Outages

Posted on November 30, 2020


We are expecting high winds and thunderstorms along the coast beginning this afternoon and carrying into the evening. Wind gusts could potentially reach 50 to 55 mph with sustained winds of 35 to 45 mph. Significant rainfall is also expected.

In preparation for power outages, Eversource has called in additional crews to help with restoration efforts as soon as possible.

Eversource will have the following personnel on hand to restore power:

  • Distribution Line Crews Total: 285 ( 63 Eversource Crews and 222 Contractor Crews)
  • Transmission Crews Total: 12 (2 Eversource Crews and 10 Contractor Crews)
  • Service Crews: 0
  • Substation Electricians: 108
  • Tree Crews: 253
  • Damage Assessors: 60
  • RSO Trouble Shooters: 110
  • System Operator Support: 29
  • Downed Wire Guards: 70

Eversource has also contacted customers who depend on electricity for health reasons, and has initiated communication with municipal leaders to coordinate efforts and to keep the public informed.

I will provide additional updates from Eversource should I receive them. In the meantime, please remain indoors if at all possible, and have emergency supplies on hand in the event of a power outage.

If you have any questions about this or any state government matter, please do not hesitate to contact me.