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October 16, 2017

Q. How does a fleet manager prepare for a storm?

A. Every fleet and organization is different. Some may need to move assets and workers away from threatened areas, while others, like utility or human service organizations, may send more in...

October 16, 2017

Q. How should we handle the damage to our fleet after the storm passes?

A. For any fleet, when storm-related vehicle damage occurs, it is treated like any other kind of accident. If you have an accident management program, your fleet partner should jump in...

October 16, 2017

Q. What do I need to tell my drivers before a storm?

A. When emergency protocols go into effect, drivers need to know where to go, and they also need to know what to do if they can no longer get there...

September 8, 2017

Fla. Utilities Gear Up for Hurricane Irma

With 6.2 million utility customers without power as of Monday morning, utilities across the State of Florida have prepared their fleets to minimize damage and respond in a timely manner.

August 25, 2017

Travel Advisories in Effect as Hurricane Harvey Nears Texas

Meteorologists say the storm could dump up to 30 inches of water on the Texas and Louisiana coasts and are urging drivers to stay off of roads.

June 5, 2017

Georgia Power Sends Off Mobile Command Center for Hurricane Season

The company manages storm response activities from its Storm Center in Atlanta and often deploys the Mobile Command Center to affected areas to serve as the company's communication and tactical hub.

May 22, 2017

Fla. Utility Shows New Storm Response Equipment

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) tested the ability of its 3,000 employees to respond to major weather events and highlighted new equipment and technology.

March 24, 2017

Utilities Get to Work After Winter Storm Stella

When Winter Storm Stella hit earlier this month, utilities across the Northeast had to work quickly to restore power and keep customers safe.

February 10, 2017

Minnesota Power Recognized for Restoration Efforts

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) presented Minnesota Power with the association’s “Emergency Recovery Award” for its outstanding power restoration efforts after severe thunderstorms hit Minnesota in July 2016.

January 30, 2017

Fla. Utility Sends Crews to Aid in Restoration

Fla. Utility JEA is sending out reinforcements to help utilities recover after severe storms hit the Southeast.

December 2, 2016

PG&E Preps for Winter Storms

Pacific Gas & Electric (Calif.) is preparing its fleet to better respond to storm damage with more accurate weather predictions, fleet upgrades, and improved communications.

May 6, 2016

Florida Utility Trains on Storm Response

During recent storm response training, FPL demonstrated how crews work more efficiently in the field to speed restoration. The company's storm response fleet, including its Mobile Command Center and Community Response Vehicle, allow field employees to operate remotely in the hardest hit areas.

January 27, 2015

Telogis Providing Road Updates for Juno Storm

Telematics service provider Telogis is posting updates to its blog about road closures and routing exceptions relating to the Juno winter storm on the East Coast.

November 17, 2014

FirstEnergy Companies Gear Up for Winter Maintenance

FirstEnergy utilities have completed inspections and equipment maintenance on weather-sensitive equipment across their designated service areas to enhance system reliability when the snow begins to fly.

October 15, 2014

Two Major Utilities Sign Cross-Continent Mutual Aid Agreement

To better deploy employees and equipment in the face of major storms and natural disasters, two major utilities in California and Florida signed a mutual aid agreement for the first time.

May 22, 2014

Entergy Prepares for Storm Season in Weeklong Drill

In preparation for the upcoming hurricane season, hundreds of Entergy employees across the company's utility service territory recently engaged in an intensive storm drill. The drill tracked a fictional hurricane and its potential impact on the Entergy service territory.

April 18, 2014

Ohio Edison, Penn Power Conduct Storm Restoration Drill

Storm drills are becoming more common in the utility industry in the wake of severe weather over the last several years.

March 4, 2014

FirstEnergy Adds Crew Status to Outage Maps

FirstEnergy's 24/7 Power Center outage maps now display the status of crews restoring service after a power outage for several of the company's utilities, including Toledo Edison, Jersey Central Power & Light, and Potomoc Edison.

February 28, 2014

AmeriGas Volunteers Deliver Propane In Hard-Hit Areas

The AmeriGas Airborne Team, which is a coordinated volunteer program to help deliver gas in areas hit by snow or other extreme weather, has been in extra-high demand this year. Even those not typically behind the wheel stepped outside their normal roles to help get propane where it needed to be.

February 18, 2014

Utilities Join Forces to Speed Up Storm Restoration

In battling rough weather conditions since the beginning of the year, utilities made extra efforts in this latest storm to go beyond their immediate customer service areas to ensure that sister companies and surrounding utilities had as much help as possible.

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