The Atlantic hurricane season officially runs from June 1 to November 30 each year, although hurricanes have been known to occur at other times during the year. Because of the unpredictable paths and intensities of hurricanes, constant preparedness is essential in our part of the world.
At FortisTCI, hurricane preparedness is a year-round job, and we urge all our customers and stakeholders to be in a constant state of readiness for these weather systems and other disasters.
For Additional Hurricane Information Visit the National Hurricane Centre
As a provider of an essential service, we at FortisTCI take our responsibilities to our customer seriously. Therefore, FortisTCI has a hurricane preparation program to ensure its readiness for hurricanes and other natural disasters. Our principal disaster preparation objectives are:
An essential part of FortisTCI's preparation program is our Hurricane Committee, which is comprised of key personnel within each operating division. The Committee's responsibilities include ensuring that comprehensive preparation measures are in place prior to hurricane season, maintaining the Hurricane Command Centre in a full state of preparedness, and reviewing and revising FortisTCI's official Hurricane Manual annually for distribution to staff.
Furthermore, each FortisTCI Vice-President is responsible for yearly preparedness as outlined in the Hurricane Manual, and for conducting regular reviews of his or her division's activities in this regard. These activities include guaranteeing the availability of generating units, emergency generators, line vehicles and other production and T&D equipment before, during and after a storm; ensuring that the company's onsite Hurricane Centre (designed to withstand maximum winds of 150 mph) is readily adaptable for emergency usage; and training personnel for first-aid and other safety purposes.
FortisTCI has comprehensive procedures and action plans in place for preparing its staff and plant facilities for an approaching hurricane and restoring power to customers as quickly, efficiently and safely as possible after the storm has passed.
You should have:
You should have:
Bad storms can cripple a community, shutting down stores and services for many days. We recommend you have five to seven days’ supply of food and bottled water on hand if you’re staying at home.
After the storm, you may remain without utilities for several days. Have on hand:
Before a Hurricane
During a Hurricane
After a Hurricane