Storm preparedness and restoration procedures

Weather forecasts are calling for a severe storm to hit and power outages are expected… how far in advance does National Grid start to prepare, what’s involved, and what do they do to create a restoration plan once the storm passes? What should the public do to protect themselves if they’ve lost power?

We spoke with Dan Bunszell, Vice President of Maintenance & Construction at New England National Grid, and Gary Lataille, Lead Program Manager at National Grid for the answers to these questions.

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