Boston – Hundreds of Eversource crews are working to assess damage and restore power to tens of thousands of Cape Cod customers impacted by today’s tornado. With wind gusts reported as high as 90 miles per hour, the energy company is mobilizing its own line and tree crews from New Hampshire, Connecticut and Western Massachusetts to repair damage to its electric system as quickly and safely as possible.
“We’ve had crews on duty since the start of the storm last night, including line workers, who were responding to power outages,” said Eversource Vice President of Electric Field Operations Doug Foley. “We prepare for strong storms year-round by designing and hardening our system to withstand severe weather conditions like the fierce winds we experienced yesterday and today. We are actively responding to this storm, and we will continue to shift our crews to assist in the areas where they are needed most.”
The quick-moving storm caused extensive damage to trees, utility poles and power lines. Eversource cautions customers to treat any downed wires as though they are live and be sure to report them to the energy company and call 9-1-1 right away. Customers experiencing a power outage should be sure to report it by calling Eversource at 800-592-2000, or online at Eversource.com.
Eversource customers can personalize how they receive important outage information and updates by selecting their preferred method of contact, including text message, email and phone. To sign up for the company's custom, on-the-go updates, visit www.eversource.com. Up-to-date information regarding outages by community is available through the Eversource outage map.