After the Storm: Hurricane Response

When a hurricane leaves a trail of broken fences, toppled trees and power outages in its wake, recovery and clean up take center stage with little thought of anything else.

We get it. You're eager to finish removing large trees and other debris, and even get your yard spruced up. But underground utilities can pose a real danger. The last thing we want is for your efforts to create a communications or power outage that affects you or your neighbors.

That's why you must call 811 first, wait for marks and dig carefully. For more information on the 811 process, visit our homeowner page.

NOTE: If you see a line down, running across your street, yard, driveway, or even the freeway, DO NOT cut it to get it out of the way. It could still be live! Cutting it could cut off communications, making it virtually impossible for electric and communications companies to coordinate utility restoration. That means longer without power and internet. Worse, it could be a live electric line and you could lose your life.

 

Hurricane Response Toolkit

Contains social media content, an op-ed style piece for use as an email blast or blog post on your website and news release and PSA copy. They were created to reach a large, general audience, so please feel free to modify them to be included in any outreach you already have planned.

Contains social media content, an op-ed style piece for use as an email blast or blog post on your website and news release and PSA copy. They were created to reach a large, general audience, so please feel free to modify them to be included in any outreach you already have planned.