TORONTO, Oct. 29, 2012 /CNW/ - Hydro One's crews across the province are preparing to respond to any
outages that may occur due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy over the
next few days.
Our Grid Control Centre is monitoring the storm as it progresses and is
following normal procedures in advance of a major storm.
As with any outage, Hydro One's crews will endeavour to quickly and
safely restore power to affected customers. Hydro One prioritizes work
in such a way that restores power to the largest number of customers in
the shortest period of time.
What to do in a power outage
If the power system in your area is affected by bad weather, be sure to
stay clear of any fallen power lines. If you spot a fallen line, keep
at least 10 metres back, even if it does not appear to be live. Report
it to the police and call Hydro One at 1-800-434-1235. Safety is at
the core of everything Hydro One employees do. Not only are our crews
trained in First Aid, every Hydro One vehicle is equipped with a First
Hydro One wants to remind you and your family of the importance of being
prepared in case of an extended power outage caused by severe weather.
Make it a family activity to create a list of items your family would
need in the event of an extended outage and gather together your
emergency kit. Consider including the following items:
Water (recommend 2L per person/day)
Canned or dried food that won't spoil
A manual can opener
Windup or battery powered flashlight
Windup or battery powered radio
Extra batteries for your flashlight and radio
Any medical items you require
Hydro One's emergency power outage hotline number - 1-800-434-1235.
Ensure you have at least one corded phone at home; a cordless phone
will not work in a power outage.
Fully charged cell-phone
Keep your emergency kit in a backpack and make sure everyone in your
home knows where to find it.
Hydro One delivers electricity safely, reliably and responsibly to homes
and businesses across the province of Ontario and owns and operates
Ontario's 29,000 km high-voltage transmission network that delivers
electricity to large industrial customers and municipal utilities, and
a 121,000 km low-voltage distribution system that serves about 1.4
million end-use customers and smaller municipal utilities in the
province. Hydro One is wholly owned by the Province of Ontario.
SOURCE: Hydro One Inc.
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