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With high winds in the forecast, Emera Maine prepares


Release Date:  09-20-2018

Bangor and Presque Isle, Maine — With a low-pressure system expected to bring windy conditions to the area on Friday, Sept. 21, Emera Maine is making preparations for a safe and timely response.

“This is the first significant wind event of the storm season and we expect it may have some impact on the electrical system,” said Nate Cota, Emera Maine storm manager.

Emera Maine’s storm team will be meeting regularly to review updated forecasts and make sure resources are deployed as needed. Additional line crews will be on standby throughout Emera Maine’s service territory on Friday and Saturday, as well as support for dispatching and customer service operations.

As always, customers are reminded to be mindful of the following safety hazards:

• Stay away from any downed lines. Report downed lines to local authorities and Emera Maine. NEVER touch a downed power line or a tree in contact with a downed power line, and never drive over one.

• The public is urged to slow down or move over and change lanes, when possible, if approaching utility crews working on roadways, to ensure everyone's safety.

• If you use a generator, follow the manufacturer’s guidelines at all times.

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-EMERA-11 (1-855-363-7211) or 207-973-2000. Follow us on Twitter: @emeramaine.

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 158,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers across 10,400 square miles in five counties in eastern and northern Maine.