Tropical Storm Fay forecasted to reach Vermont tonight

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Tropical Storm Fay forecasted to reach Vermont tonight

Fri, 07/10/2020 - 3:58pm -- tim

Storm Expected to Weaken As it Heads North, GMP Ready to Respond to Possible Outages

Vermont Business Magazine Green Mountain Power (GMP) is ready to respond to possible scattered outages, and is urging safety for customers as Tropical Storm Fay is forecasted to roll into southern Vermont starting late tonight.

Meteorologists say the storm will move onshore and head north starting in southern New England, weakening as it reaches Vermont – though still bringing the possibility of heavy rain and scattered strong winds, which could take down trees and cause outages. Forecasters also say as Fay exits Vermont, pop-up thunderstorms are possible through Saturday afternoon and evening.

“We track multiple forecasts so that we are ready to respond for customers, and we are urging safety. Stay away from downed lines or trees, and be aware that the National Weather Service says flash flooding is possible with this storm, “ said Eric Lemery, who is leading GMP’s storm preparation. Travel could be hazardous and slow while the storm moves north across Vermont overnight.

Customers can find GMP’s storm preparation and safety tips online here: https://greenmountainpower.com/learn/safety-guide/. Crews are following extra health and safety precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic, and GMP is also encouraging customers to maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from crews, following CDC social distancing guidelines.  Call GMP for assistance at 888-835-4672, and call 911 for a medical emergency. 

Customers can also report outages online here: https://outages.greenmountainpower.com and through the GMP 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).  J.D. Power’s 2018 and 2019 rankings put GMP among top utilities for customer satisfaction. In 2019 and 2020 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 in 2019.

Source: COLCHESTER, Vt. – Green Mountain Power 7.10.2020