Forecasters Issue Flood Watch for Vermont and Predict Winds Topping 50MPH Thursday Evening into Friday
COLCHESTER, Vt. – Green Mountain Power (GMP) is preparing to respond to severe weather forecasted for Thursday night and Friday, with meteorologists calling for up to three inches of rain and winds topping 50MPH in Vermont. Winds are expected to kick in Thursday evening. The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for Vermont starting Thursday at 11pm. Scattered outages are possible with this combination of weather.
“We track multiple forecasts and will respond to possible outages as quickly and as safely as we can. The ground will be saturated with all of that rain, so the wind could possibly do more damage to trees and lines,” said Mike Burke, GMP’s Chief Field Operations Executive. “We’re reminding customers to be alert if they have to be outside during the storm, to not drive over water-covered roads, and to stay away from any downed lines or trees.”
GMP is urging safety, as the weather will be starting to intensify, just as many families and children will be out Trick-or-Treating. Customers can call 888-835-4672 to report outages, and should call 911 for a medical emergency.
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Report outages and track restoration times in GMP’s online Outage Center
About Green Mountain Power
Green Mountain Power (GMP) serves approximately 265,000 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 earned a spot on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in the World list three years in a row (2017, 2018, 2019). 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. J.D. Power’s 2018 and 2019 rankings put GMP among top utilities for customer satisfaction. In 2019, GMP was named “One of the Best Places To Work in Vermont” by Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, and was the winner of the Deane C. Davis Outstanding Vermont Business of the Year Award.
Kristin Kelly, Green Mountain Power