It's the winds, not the rain that raises intense concern and preparation. Trees will break and fall, clobbering power lines:
GMP [Green Mountain Power] has secured 108 external contract line and tree crews from as far away as Florida, Tennessee and Ontario, in addition to the 71 internal line crews and 65 contract tree crews that perform routine maintenance work on the system.
“These crews are scheduled to arrive overnight Sunday into Monday. Once they arrive, they will receive safety briefings and we will efficiently deploy them to the areas of greatest need so we can restore power as quickly as possible,” GMP spokesman Jeremy Baker said.We're a very community-oriented state:
GMP also recommends that customers check on any elderly friends, family or neighbors that may be affected by a power outage.Hopefully Sandy will peter out. Otherwise, we'll blog as we can.