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Power crews get ready for Lee

By Steve MacArthur Sep 13, 2023 | 11:30 PM

Nova Scotia Power will have extra staff to work the incoming weather system that’s headed for the Maritimes.

The utility will open up its operations and logistics centre on Friday at 12pm ahead of the first significant storm expected to impact this hurricane season.

“Our team has been monitoring Hurricane Lee for several days and using that information to finalize plans so we’re ready to respond,” said Matt Drover, Nova Scotia Power’s storm lead. “Based on the recent weather forecasts, we’re opening our Emergency Operations Centre to ensure we are prepared and crews are in place to manage our storm response.”

Customers are encouraged to be prepared too by monitoring their local weather forecasts and having an emergency kit ready.

You can find a full list of safety and storm preparedness tips on our website: www.nspower.ca/stormready

“We are expecting winds to be the biggest challenge with this storm, both from a safety standpoint and impact on our equipment. We are taking every precaution and will be ready to respond as safely and efficiently as possible,” said Drover.

The operations centre is staffed with employees from across the company.

Outage Information

Customers can report outages and get estimated restoration times online at outagemap.nspower.ca or by calling 1-877-428-6004.

Estimated restoration times are updated as our crews assess the damage.