Electric companies along the Gulf Coast from Texas to Florida are responding to Isaac, which has strengthened to a hurricane. As Hurricane Isaac makes landfall in Louisiana, EEI's member companies along Isaac's predicted path have activated their emergency response plans and are prepared to mobilize to quickly and safely restore power. A key part of these response plans includes calling in out-of-state crews to assist with the power restoration process.
EEI wants to remind you about the importance of staying safe during a hurricane. Here are some quick tips for you and your family:
- Have your Emergency Outage Kit stocked and readily available.
- Monitor local weather reports on the radio, television, or Internet.
- Stay in a secure room and away from windows. Remain indoors.
- If called to evacuate, do so immediately.
- If your power goes out, report your outage immediately to your local electric company. Don’t rely on your neighbors to report your outage.
Explore EEI’s Web site to find out:
For more hurricane safety tips, visit the National Hurricane Survival Initiative.
Reliability Is Top Priority
In addition to customer safety, the electric power industry’s top priority is to provide a reliable supply of on-demand power. Discover how the industry responds to outages caused by hurricanes:
And, don’t forget to visit your local electric company’s Web site for the latest updates and guidance on how to prepare for storms