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Utility Storm Response Efforts Intensify Across The Country
​​Washington, DC (February 13, 2014) – Electric utilities in more than a dozen states are restoring power to about 600,000 customers who have been impacted by the latest winter storm to bring heavy snow and ice to a large part of the country. At least 16,000 utility employees have been deployed to respond to this storm. After starting in Texas and moving across the South and into the Mid-Atlantic states, the storm continues to work its way up the East Coast into New England.

“As is the case with all storms, electric utilities are mobilized and are responding to any power outages once conditions are safe to do so,” said Brian Wolff, EEI’s Senior Vice President. “We understand that power outages of any duration are hugely disruptive to peoples’ lives, and utilities are working around the clock to restore power to customers impacted by this latest round of winter weather. EEI and utilities are also in close communication with federal and state agencies in an effort to share information and to coordinate response and restoration efforts, building on the industry-government partnership put in place after Superstorm Sandy.”

EEI’s Website provides important customer safety tips, as well as updates and images on the storm response efforts underway. EEI also encourages utility customers to follow EEI on Twitter and Facebook for the latest information.

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