GMP is Prepared for Thunderstorms

22 June 2015

GMP Crews are Ready as Strong Thunderstorms Could Hit Vermont
GMP Urges Vermonters to Stay Safe

COLCHESTER, Vt. –Green Mountain Power is encouraging customers to be aware of electrical safety as the forecast is predicting two rounds of strong thunderstorms that could cause damage and outages Tuesday. GMP crews are prepared to respond quickly to any outages.

 “We are monitoring the weather closely and are prepared for the possibility of winds and strong 
thunderstorms tomorrow,” said Kristin Carlson, GMP spokesperson. “Our crews are ready to respond 
and will bring in more resources if needed. The public should stay away from down power lines, as they may be live and dangerous, and be aware that downed trees could have power lines tangled in them and may also be unsafe.”

Current forecasts are calling for the first thunderstorm to hit Tuesday morning between 6 and 9 a.m. 
and be widespread, with the possibility of small hail. Then another round of thunderstorms are expected between noon and 3 p.m. that could have damaging winds up to 60 miles per hour, which could cause trees and branches to fall onto power lines. GMP urges the public to stay clear of downed lines and contact emergency personnel if necessary. 
“Our top priority is to keep the public safe and get the lights back on. Our crews are ready. We will 
continue to monitor conditions and will keep customers updated through Facebook, Twitter and media announcements,” said Carlson.
In addition to social media, customers can sign up for text service to report outages and get updates. 
Simply text REG to 46788 or GMPVT, or sign up online at greenmountainpower.com/textalerts. 
Customers can also sign up for GMP’s award winning app at the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and search for GMP. As always, customers may report outages by calling 1-888-835-4672, or visiting 
GMP’s Outage Center page at www.greenmountainpower.com.

Kristin Carlson, Green Mountain Power, (802) 229-8200