MANCHESTER, N.H.– With the effects of Hurricane Willa expected to impact New Hampshire this weekend, Eversource is keeping a close eye on the track of the storm and is planning accordingly. The energy company’s line and tree crews are ready to respond to any damage or outages caused by the high winds and heavy rains the nor’easter is expected to bring to the region.

“We continue to closely monitor the weather forecast and are positioning crews around the state to be there when our customers need us,” said Eversource NH Vice President of Electric Operations Joe Purington. “With predicted wind gusts of up to 50 mph, and soaking rains that will saturate the ground – loosening the roots of already weakened trees – this storm has the potential to bring down trees and tree limbs onto power lines and electric equipment.”

 

The company reminds customers to always stay clear of downed wires and to report them immediately to 9-1-1. Be sure to report any outage online at Eversource.com, or by calling 800-662-7764. Customers who signed up for the company’s two-way texting feature can send a text to report an outage and receive outage updates as they happen.
Just as Eversource is prepared to respond to whatever the storm brings, customers should also prepare for any severe weather by assembling or restocking a storm kit and creating an emergency plan with family members, friends and neighbors. Eversource offers the following tips on its website to help customers prepare for emergencies:

Additional preparedness tips can be found at Eversource.com and readynh.gov.