Jul 3, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. – Dominion Virginia/North Carolina Power is preparing for a series of severe weather events across Virginia and eastern North Carolina beginning with thunderstorms today and Hurricane Arthur’s arrival expected early Friday.
Dominion encourages customers across its service area to prepare now for possible power outages that could occur as early as this afternoon as heavy lightning, rain and winds move through the area. Hampton Roads and North Carolina customers should prepare for the possibility of Hurricane Arthur’s impact as early as Friday morning.
Operations centers have been fully staffed and will deploy additional crews and resources to areas where the greatest impact is anticipated. Crews are gathering equipment, double-checking bucket trucks and other vehicles to ensure they are stocked with materials, and making preparations to ensure a safe and rapid response during restoration.
Customers can prepare now by doing the following:
After the storms pass, remember to:
Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 23,600 megawatts of generation, 10,900 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline, and 6,400 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion operates one of the nation's largest natural gas storage systems with 947 billion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves utility and retail energy customers in 10 states. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's website at www.dom.com.
SOURCE Dominion Virginia Power
For further information: Janell Hancock (804) 771-6115, Janell.M.Hancock@dom.com Bonita B. Harris (757) 857-2700, Bonita.Harris@dom.com Chuck Penn (703) 796-9308, Charles.Penn@dom.com