Customers Urged to Stay Safe and Stay Alert to Changing Conditions Through Monday
COLCHESTER, Vt. – Green Mountain Power (GMP) says crews are ready to respond as quickly and safely as possible for customers, and the company is urging customers to be safe as forecasters predict heavy rains and the possibility for isolated gusty winds as Henri arrives in Vermont later Sunday with the potential for the slow-moving storm to stay in Vermont through Monday.
“We’ve been tracking multiple forecasts for days in advance of this weather event so we can respond for our customers. Safety is the top priority, so be aware of the possibility of rising water, flooded roads and washouts with this storm, and always stay far away from any downed lines or trees as they may still be energized,” said Mike Burke, GMP’s Vice President of Field Operations. “Forecasters say some locations in southern Vermont may also experience some high winds as Henri moves through.”
GMP has storm preparation tips on its website, and recommends customers have some basics on hand in case of any storm including:
- a charged cell phone
- flashlights with fresh batteries
- bottled water
- a plan of where to go if you need to leave your home
For medical emergencies, always call 911. 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
We’ve been tracking multiple forecasts for days in advance of this weather event so we can respond for our customers.Mike Burke, GMP Vice President of Field Operations