Eversource Crews Continue to Respond to Cape Following Tornado
CAPE COD — As cleanup efforts from an EF-1 Tornado that struck Cape Cod Tuesday are ongoing, Eversource crews continue to work to restore power to the Cape’s massive summertime population.
In a release regarding the storm response, Eversource says hundreds of Eversource crews are working to assess damage and restore power. With wind gusts reported as high as 90 miles per hour, the energy company is mobilizing its own line and tree crews from New Hampshire, Connecticut and Western Massachusetts to repair damage to its electric system as quickly and safely as possible.
“We’ve had crews on duty since the start of the storm last night, including line workers, who were responding to power outages,” said Eversource Vice President of Electric Field Operations Doug Foley.
“We prepare for strong storms year-round by designing and hardening our system to withstand severe weather conditions like the fierce winds we experienced yesterday and today. We are actively responding to this storm, and we will continue to shift our crews to assist in the areas where they are needed most.”
Several agencies are responding to the region, including State Police, the Department of Transportation, Department of Conservation and Recreation, Office of Public Safety and Inspections, Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Public Utilities, the Department of Public Health and the American Red Cross.
Eversource cautions customers to treat any downed wires as though they are live and be sure to report them to the energy company and call 9-1-1 right away. Customers experiencing a power outage should be sure to report it by calling Eversource at 800-592-2000, or online at Eversource.com.