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September 8, 2019

Electric companies continue to work around the clock to restore power to customers who were impacted by Hurricane Dorian. As of 8:00 a.m. EDT today, approximately 10,500 customers are without power in the United States, mostly in the coastal Carolinas and Virginia. In Nova Scotia, where the storm made landfall on Saturday, approximately 384,000 customers are out.  

With the potential to impact much of the southeastern U.S., crews from 36 states, the District of Columbia, and Canada were activated to support storm restoration in the region. This ensured the industry was well-resourced and well-prepared to respond to the areas affected by Hurricane Dorian. This mutual assistance is a hallmark of the electric power industry.  

Additionally, strong industry-government coordination and cross-sector collaboration are critical throughout major events like Dorian. EEI continues to support the industry's response at the highest levels through the Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council (ESCC). We appreciate the ongoing leadership from the Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, and FEMA in helping to support the industry's response to weather events. 

We know that being without power creates hardships. We thank our customers for their patience and their support during restoration and recovery from this major storm. Companies will not stop their storm restoration efforts until the last customer who can receive power is restored. 

It’s important to remember that power is restored following a process​. While customers may not see electric company personnel in their neighborhoods, the energy grid is heavily interconnected, and crews are working throughout the system to bring power back on quickly and safely. Complete power restoration will depend on the extent of damage, crews' ability to access remote areas, and post-storm conditions such as flooding. Some customers may not be able to receive electricity even after it's restored to their neighborhood because of damage to their homes. 

EEI and our member companies continue to share vital safety messages:

  • ​Always stay away from downed power lines, flooded areas, and debris. Treat all fallen wires and anything touching them as though they are energized. Downed power lines and submerged electrical equipment may energize water, posing a lethal hazard to humans and animals. 
  • Never attempt to drive, walk, or swim through flood water, and never go around barricades.
  • Do not approach or impede any workers or restoration efforts. Please keep the roads clear and allow first responders to do their jobs.
  • Never use a generator inside a home, garage, crawl space, any other enclosed area, or anywhere exhaust fumes can enter into enclosed spaces. Plug appliances directly into the generator; do not connect them to your home's circuits. 

*It is important to remember that outages measure customer meters impacted, not the number of individuals without power.

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August 31
ESCC: Hurricane Dorian: Electric Power Industry Closely Coordinating With Federal Partners
August 31
Map: Mutual Assistance Networks Activated
Tips for Before, During, and After
Hurricane Safety Tips
A Step-by-Step Process
Restoring Power After a Storm
Be Prepared for a Power Outage
Emergency Outage Kit: List of Items
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Tips for Before, During, and After
Hurricane Safety Tips
A Step-by-Step Process
Restoring Power After a Storm
Be Prepared for a Power Outage
Emergency Outage Kit: List of Items
5 Things to Know
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5 Things to Know
Floods and Power Restoration
Tips for Before and After a Flood
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Emergency Preparedness and Response
The Steps To The Power Restoration Process

​Every electric company has a detailed plan for restoring power after storms. Typically, one of the first steps is to make sure that power is no longer flowing through downed lines. Restoration then proceeds based on established priorities. Below are the steps to restore power after a storm. Learn More.

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  • September 9, 2019​

    Dominion Energy South Carolina would like to thank their customers for their patience during restoration from Hurricane #Dorian.​

  • ​September 9, 2019

    Dominion Energy South Carolina would like to thank linemen, contract crews and out-of-state crews for putting their lives on hold to serve others during Hurricane #Dorian.​

  • ​September 9, 2019

    OG&E is heading home after assisting with power restoration during the aftermath of Hurricane #Dorian.​​

  • September 8

    Nova Scotia Power (An Emera Company) face damage from Hurricane Dorian.
  • September 8

    Nova Scotia Power (An Emera Company) face damage from Hurricane Dorian.
  • September 7

    Dominion Energy - Damage in the Outer Banks caused by Hurricane Dorian.
  • September 7

    Dominion Energy - Damage in the Outer Banks caused by Hurricane Dorian.
  • September 7

    Dominion Energy restoring power after Hurricane Dorian.
  • September 6

    CenterPoint Energy helping to restore power in Florida after Hurricane Dorian.
  • September 6

    CenterPoint Energy helping to restore power in Florida after Hurricane Dorian.
  • September 6, 2019

    FPL gathered ready-to-eat meals and water as part of efforts to help neighbors in the Bahamas after the damage from Hurricane #Dorian.​

  • September 6, 2019

    FPL gathered ready-to-eat meals and water as part of efforts to help neighbors in the Bahamas after the damage from Hurricane #Dorian.​

  • ​September 6, 2019

    Potomac Edison is ready to assist with damage caused by Hurricane #Dorian.​

  • September 6, 2019

    When it is safe to do so, Dominion is restoring damage from Hurricane #Dorian.​​

  • ​September 6, 2019

    When it is safe to do so, Dominion is restoring damage from Hurricane #Dorian.​

  • ​September 6, 2019

    When it is safe to do so, Dominion is restoring damage from Hurricane #Dorian.​​

  • September 6, 2019

    LG&E and KU assists in restoration from Hurricane #Dorian by sending resources as part of its participation in nationwide mutual assistance organizations.​​​

  • September 6, 2019

    LG&E and KU assists in restoration from Hurricane #Dorian by sending resources as part of its participation in nationwide mutual assistance organizations.​​​

  • September 6, 2019

    LG&E and KU assists in restoration from Hurricane #Dorian by sending resources as part of its participation in nationwide mutual assistance organizations.​​​

  • September 6, 2019

    LG&E and KU assists in restoration from Hurricane #Dorian by sending resources as part of its participation in nationwide mutual assistance organizations.​​​

  • September 6, 2019

    LG&E and KU assists in restoration from Hurricane #Dorian by sending resources as part of its participation in nationwide mutual assistance organizations.​

  • September 6, 2019

    LG&E and KU assists in restoration from Hurricane #Dorian by sending resources as part of its participation in nationwide mutual assistance organizations.​​​

  • September 6, 2019

    Duke crews continue to assess damage, remove debris and restore service from Hurricane #Dorian.​

  • September 6, 2019

    Duke crews continue to assess damage, remove debris and restore service from Hurricane #Dorian.​​​

  • September 6, 2019

    Duke crews continue to assess damage, remove debris and restore service from Hurricane #Dorian.​​​

  • September 6, 2019

    More than 2,800 Dominion Energy South Carolina employees, contract crew members & off-system crews are supporting Hurricane #Dorian restoration efforts.​

  • September 6, 2019

    More than 2,800 Dominion Energy South Carolina employees, contract crew members & off-system crews are supporting Hurricane #Dorian restoration efforts.​​​

  • September 6, 2019

    Dominion will not stop working until everyone's power is restored from Hurricane #Dorian.​​​

  • September 6, 2019

    Dominion will not stop working until everyone's power is restored from Hurricane #Dorian.​​​

  • September 6, 2019

    Dominion will not stop working until everyone's power is restored from Hurricane #Dorian.​

  • September 6, 2019

    Georgia Power crews are out assessing damage and restoring outages from Hurricane #Dorian.​

  • September 6, 2019

    Duke crews are out assessing damage and restoring outages from Hurricane #Dorian.​​​

  • September 6, 2019

    Duke crews are out assessing damage and restoring outages from Hurricane #Dorian.​

  • September 6, 2019

    While Dominion crews are responding to the devastating damage of Hurricane #Dorian in the field, they are supported by thousands who are also working around the clock.​​​​

  • September 6, 2019

    While Dominion crews are responding to the devastating damage of Hurricane #Dorian in the field, they are supported by thousands who are also working around the clock.​​

  • September 5, 2019

    OG&E is on the ground in North Carolina and staging for restoration following Hurricane #Dorian. ​​

  • September 5, 2019

    OG&E is on the ground in North Carolina and staging for restoration following Hurricane #Dorian. ​

  • September 5, 2019

    Duke crews are ready to tackle Hurricane #Dorian. ​​​

  • September 5, 2019

    Duke crews are ready to tackle Hurricane #Dorian. ​

  • September 5, 2019

    Enhancements to the energy grid helped FPL restore power safely and quickly to more than 160,000 customers in Hurricane #Dorian. ​

  • September 5, 2019

    Delmarva Power crews in South Carolina as Hurricane #Dorian is forecasted to impact the Carolinas.​​​

  • September 5, 2019

    Delmarva Power crews in South Carolina as Hurricane #Dorian is forecasted to impact the Carolinas.​

  • September 5, 2019

    FPL thanks restoration partners, mutual assistance crews and contractors for working around the clock to restore customers’ power following Hurricane #Dorian. ​​

  • September 5, 2019

    FPL thanks restoration partners, mutual assistance crews and contractors for working around the clock to restore customers’ power following Hurricane #Dorian. ​​​

  • September 5, 2019

    FPL thanks restoration partners, mutual assistance crews and contractors for working around the clock to restore customers’ power following Hurricane #Dorian. ​​​

  • September 5, 2019

    FPL thanks restoration partners, mutual assistance crews and contractors for working around the clock to restore customers’ power following Hurricane #Dorian. ​​​

  • ​September 5, 2019

    Dominion Energy is coordinating preparation for and response to Hurricane #Dorian across multiple states as the storm moves along the east coast.

  • September 5, 2019

    As Hurricane #Dorian moves up the East Coast, Gulf Power crews continue to work with their sister company, Florida Power & Light, restoring power to customers.​

  • September 5, 2019

    As Hurricane #Dorian moves up the East Coast, Gulf Power crews continue to work with their sister company, Florida Power & Light, restoring power to customers.​​

  • September 5, 2019

    ​Dominion Energy South Carolina crews respond to power outages and will continue working to restore after Hurricane #Dorian as long as it's safe. 

  • ​September 5, 2019

    Dominion Energy crews from Northern Virginia and western Virginia and hundreds from other states/companies head to Hampton Roads, VA and NC in advance of Hurricane #Dorian to help restore expected power outages.​

  • ​September 4, 2019

    As long as conditions allow, FPL crews will continue to be out restoring power from Hurricane #Dorian.​​​

  • September 4, 2019

    As long as conditions allow, FPL crews will continue to be out restoring power from Hurricane #Dorian.​​​

  • ​September 4, 2019

    As long as conditions allow, FPL crews will continue to be out restoring power from Hurricane #Dorian.​

  • September 4, 2019

    ​Dominion Energy getting out the word that they are ready to respond to damage from Hurricane #Dorian.

  • ​September 4, 2019

    FPL restoring power after damage by Hurricane #Dorian.

  • September 4, 2019​

    Gulf Power restoring power after damage by Hurricane #Dorian.​

  • ​September 4, 2019

    Gulf Power crews are helping with restoration work in south Florida as Hurricane #Dorian skirts the coast.

  • ​September 4, 2019

    DPL crews heading south to Virginia to help Dominion Energy with power restoration following Hurricane #Dorian.

  • ​September 4, 2019

    Dominion Energy South Carolina has arrived and is safely staged for quick response to Hurricane #Dorian outages along the coast.

  • September 4, 2019

    Dominion Energy South Carolina bringing in 600+ off-system crew members from TN, GA, AR, KY, LA, NC, OK & AL to help our team with storm restoration efforts in SC for Hurricane #Dorian.​​​

  • ​September 4, 2019

    Dominion Energy South Carolina bringing in 600+ off-system crew members from TN, GA, AR, KY, LA, NC, OK & AL to help our team with storm restoration efforts in SC for Hurricane #Dorian.​

  • ​September 3, 2019

    MidAmerican prepares to assist with Hurricane #Dorian.

  • ​September 3, 2019

    Entergy Louisiana utilities sending a team of more than 200 employees and contractors to North Carolina to help restore power following anticipated widespread damage by Hurricane #Dorian.​

  • September 3, 2019

    SWEPCO crews at the Palm Coast, FL staging area for Hurricane #Dorian.​​​

  • ​September 3, 2019

    SWEPCO crews at the Palm Coast, FL staging area for Hurricane #Dorian.​

  • ​September 3, 2019

    Duke personnel are ready to respond to Hurricane #Dorian in the Carolinas.​​

  • ​September 3, 2019

    FirstEnergy crews en route to North Carolina to assist with anticipated power restoration efforts once Hurricane #Dorian passes.​​

  • ​September 3, 2019

    FPL prepares to restore power outages due to Hurricane #Dorian.​

  • ​September 3, 2019

    FPL crews continue to restore power from Hurricane #Dorian when it's safe.

  • ​September 3, 2019

    Oklahoma Gas & Electric ready to assist Duke Energy in North Carolina as they prepare for potential power outages due to Hurricane #Dorian.​​

  • ​September 3, 2019

    Oklahoma Gas & Electric ready to assist Duke Energy in North Carolina as they prepare for potential power outages due to Hurricane #Dorian.

  • September 2, 2019 

    FPL appreciates customers’ outpouring of support for the thousands of lineworkers and out-of-state crews who have joined the restoration workforce.
  • September 2, 2019

    Gulf Power crews stop for fuel while en route to aid companies in south and central Florida with Hurricane #Dorian restoration.
  • September 2, 2019

    Tampa Electric’s mobile command center is prepared to travel into the heart of storm damage to help restore service.
  • ​September 1, 2019

    Duke crews in Florida ready to respond to Hurricane #Dorian outages as soon as it's safe.

  • ​September 1, 2019

    Duke crews in Florida ready to respond to Hurricane #Dorian outages as soon as it's safe.​

  • ​September 1, 2019

    Duke crews in Florida ready to respond to Hurricane #Dorian outages as soon as it's safe.​

  • ​September 1, 2019

    Duke stationed in Florida waiting to deploy for Hurricane #Dorian.

  • ​September 1, 2019

    Duke has another 300 trucks ready to deploy for Hurricane #Dorian.

  • ​September 1, 2019

    FPL and mutual assistance partners are positioned and ready to respond to Hurricane #Dorian.

  • ​August 31, 2019

    CenterPoint Energy crews departed this morning towards the east coast to help FPL Connect with power restoration efforts once #HurricaneDorian passes.

  • ​August 31, 2019

    Florida Power & Light restoration workforce, including crews that have traveled from out of state, are ready to respond to Hurricane #Dorian.
  • August 31, 2019

    Florida Power & Light restoration workforce, including crews that have traveled from out of state, are ready to respond to Hurricane #Dorian.
  • ​August 31, 2019

    Florida Power & Light restoration workforce, including crews that have traveled from out of state, are ready to respond to Hurricane #Dorian.
  • ​August 31, 2019

    Florida Power & Light continues to execute their emergency response plan to prepare for Hurricane #Dorian even as the path remains uncertain.

  • ​August 31, 2019

    Making hurricane preparations in #StAugustine. For the first time, Florida Power & Light deployed an AquaDam® barrier around a substation.

  • ​August 31, 2019

    100 PSE&G employees and 70 trucks head south to Florida to help @DukeEnergy with hurricane restoration work.

  • ​August 31, 2019

    IPL Power crews headed out this morning, Florida-bound to get in place ahead of Hurricane #Dorian.

  • August 30, 2019

    Atlantic City Electric (an Exelon company) has crews preparing to assist those who may be affected by the severe weather.
  • August 30, 2019

    Duke Energy is stocking up on materials ahead of the storm.
  • August 30, 2019

    FirstEnergy line workers and utility personnel are preparing to leave for Florida to assist with power restoration efforts following Hurricane Dorian.
  • ​August 30, 2019

    Florida Power & Light's emergency response plan is well underway. They are pre-positioning their crews while also preparing any necessary materials to be ready and available to support Dorian restoration efforts.​

  • August 30, 2019

    Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company employees and contractors are headed to Florida in preparation of helping crews there deal with damage Dorian may leave behind.
  • August 30, 2019

    Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company employees and contractors are headed to Florida in preparation of helping crews there deal with damage Dorian may leave behind.​
  • ​August 30, 2019

    Florida Power & Light's emergency response plan is well underway. They are pre-positioning their crews while also preparing any necessary materials to be ready and available to support Dorian restoration efforts.​

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  • ​August 29, 2019

    Florida Power & Light's teams are gearing up to respond to Hurricane Dorian.​

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