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With strong winds in the forecast, Emera Maine braces for storm

Release Date:  10-30-2019

Bangor and Presque Isle, Maine — As meteorologists warn of high winds and wind gusts moving into eastern Maine on Halloween night, Emera Maine’s storm team is making plans to ensure any power outages are addressed safely and as quickly as possible.

“We’re taking the forecast very seriously, with our storm team meeting regularly to ensure all personnel are prepared and have what they need to take care of our customers,” said Dave Norman, Emera Maine storm manager. “We’re also ensuring we have contractors available to assist our team with restoration efforts.”

With the potential for heavy rain as well as strong winds throughout the state, crews will be deployed across Emera Maine’s service territory along with a full complement of staff providing dispatch services, supplies, customer communications and all other necessary support.

Emera Maine asks the public to stay safe during the storm and its aftermath by:

  • Preparing for the possibility of a power outage by ensuring you have a supply of fresh water, nonperishable food, flashlights and a radio with batteries.
  • Charging your cellphone before the storm is anticipated to begin.
  • Staying away from any downed lines.
  • Slowing down or moving over and changing lanes, when possible, if approaching utility crews working on roadways.
  • Being cautious while driving in areas where water may be pooling on roadways.
  • Following manufacturers’ guidelines while using a generator.

Customers may report outages, get the latest outage information and view our live outage and restoration map at emeramaine.com. Outages also can be reported by calling our Customer Contact Center at 1-855-363-7211 or 207-973-2000. Follow us on Twitter: @emeramaine.

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Emera Maine is committed to delivering safe, reliable electric service. As the state's second-largest electric utility, the company delivers electricity to more than 159,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers across 10,400 square miles in five counties in eastern and northern Maine.