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Versant Power prepares for tropical storm

Customers are reminded to be prepared for the potential of power outages
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Published: Aug. 4, 2020 at 1:06 PM EDT
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PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (WAGM) - With a tropical storm bearing down on the Northeast, the Versant Power team is preparing for any impacts across northern and eastern Maine. “With rain and high winds in the forecast, motorists are asked to be particularly mindful of any trees and tree branches on roadways, pooling of water on the road, and the potential for downed power lines,” said Kevin Gendreau, Versant Power storm manager. “Drivers also are urged to slow down or move over and change lanes, when possible, if approaching utility crews working on roadways, to ensure everyone’s safety.”Versant Power will have extra crews on standby Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning, and is positioning crews to address any downed trees and tree branches throughout the service territory.The public is reminded to stay away from downed lines and report them to local authorities and Versant Power. NEVER touch a downed power line or a tree in contact with a downed power line, and never drive over one. Customers are reminded to be prepared for the potential of power outages:• If you use a generator, follow the manufacturers’ guidelines at all times. • Keep flashlights with fresh batteries for all home occupants. • Keep a battery-operated radio with fresh batteries handy.• If you are not connected to a public water supply, make sure you have a supply of clean water available.• Keep some easy-to-make nonperishable food items in your home.Customers may report outages, get the latest outage information and view our live outage and restoration map at versantpower.com. Outages also can be reported by calling our Customer Contact Center at 1-855-363-7211 or 207-973-2000. Follow us on Twitter: @versantpower.

Versant Power, formerly known as Emera Maine, is committed to delivering safe, reliable electric service. As the state’s second-largest electric utility, the company delivers electricity to more than 159,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers across 10,400 square miles in five counties in eastern and northern Maine.

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