GMP Closely Tracking Shifting Forecast as Tropical Storm Henri Heads North

  • Aug 21, 2021
  • Green Mountain Power

COLCHESTER, Vt. – Green Mountain Power (GMP) is reminding customers to pay attention to the forecast over the weekend as Tropical Storm Henri heads north along the Atlantic Coast. A possible shift further west may increase the potential for heavy rain and wind, especially in southern Vermont, on Sunday. GMP tracks multiple forecasts and works with meteorologists who analyze data specifically looking for potential impacts to utility infrastructure, to ensure crews are ready to respond for customers.

“Safety is our top priority – so customers should be aware of changing conditions, possible rising waters, and always stay far away from any downed lines or trees. Stay safe, and call us. Forecasters expect the track of the storm to come further into focus as it approaches the Northeast which will help determine any possible impacts in Vermont,” said Mike Burke, GMP’s Vice President of Field Operations.

GMP is also reminding customers that it is always useful to have some basics ready in case of any storm: a charged cell phone, bottled water, emergency phone numbers, and a plan of where to go if you were to need to leave your home. For medical emergencies, always call 911. You can find more storm safety tips on GMP’s website. You can report outages by calling (888) 835-4672, through GMP’s online Outage Center, and through GMP’s app.

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). In 2021, the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) honored GMP as a nationwide leader in energy transformation, and in 2019 GMP earned the Deane C. Davis Outstanding Vermont Business of the Year Award from the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Vermont Business Magazine.

Kristin Kelly, Green Mountain Power

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