GMP Urges Safety for Customers with Damaging Winds, Rain and Hail Possible
COLCHESTER, Vt. – Green Mountain Power (GMP) is reminding customers about safety and storm preparation tips as the Summer season kicks off with severe thunderstorms in the forecast. Meteorologists say the strong system will roll into Vermont from the west this afternoon, bringing a strong possibility of rain, hail and damaging winds through this evening.
“Safety is our priority and with Summer storm season here, and because severe storms can be challenging to forecast, it is always good to be prepared for severe weather and possible outages by making sure you have a fully-charged phone and working flashlights,” said Mike Burke, Vice President of Operations at GMP. “If there are downed lines or trees, customers should stay far away and call us. We track multiple forecasts days in advance so we can respond as quickly as safely possible for customers.”
GMP is reminding customers of some other useful items to have for any storm: bottled water, emergency phone numbers, and a plan of where to go if you were to need to leave your home. For medical emergencies, always call 911. You can find more storm safety tips on GMP’s website. You can report outages by calling (888) 835-4672, through GMP’s online Outage Center, and through GMP’s app.
About Green Mountain Power
Green Mountain Power (GMP) serves approximately 266,000 residential and business customers in Vermont and is partnering with them to improve lives and transform communities. GMP is focused on a new way of doing business to meet the needs of customers with integrated energy services that help people use less energy and save money, while continuing to generate clean, cost-effective and reliable power in Vermont. GMP is the first utility in the world to get a B Corp certification, meeting rigorous social, environmental, accountability and transparency standards and committing to use business as a force for good. GMP earned a spot on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in the World list four years in a row (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020). In 2021, the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) honored GMP as a nationwide leader in energy transformation, and in 2019 GMP earned the Deane C. Davis Outstanding Vermont Business of the Year Award from the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Vermont Business Magazine.
Kristin Kelly, Green Mountain Power
Safety is our priority and with Summer storm season here, and because severe storms can be challenging to forecast, it is always good to be prepared for severe weather and possible outages by making sure you have a fully-charged phone and working flashlights.Mike Burke, GMP Vice President of Operations