Dominion Energy on standby for potential outages along the coast

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NEW BERN, NC – SEPTEMBER 14: A North Carolina National Guard truck drives underneath a fallen tree that is suspended by power lines blown down by Hurricane Florence September 14, 2018 in New Bern, North Carolina. Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina as a Category 1 storm and flooding from the heavy rain is […]

RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) – Dominion Energy has thousands of linesmen on standby in North Carolina and Virginia as Hurricane Dorian is set to make impacts on coastal regions.

In advance of the storm, the company has positioned crews and staged materials in areas which are anticipated to have loss of power. These crews will be ready to restore power as soon as weather conditions are safe.

In Virginia and North Carolina, more than 7,000 Dominion Energy employees and contract crew members ready to support restoration efforts.

After the storm passes, Dominion patrol teams will be out in force assessing damage and the crews will begin working with local public safety and emergency officials to restore power to places such as hospitals, fire and police departments and public water systems first. After that, crews will then focus their efforts to restore residential and business customers.

Dominion Energy says customers are urged to prepare for a multi-day outage event along the coast.

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