BANGOR- Emera Maine is also preparing for the worst as the storm heads our way.
Spokesperson Bob Potts tells us there will be extra crews on standby both at the customer service center and out on the roads, particularly in Hancock and Washington counties where they are expected to be hit the hardest.
Potts tells us that in a storm like this, one of the biggest concerns are the high speed winds.
“It’s dangerous to have our workers up in bucket trucks and climbing poles in winds that strong. And so our big message that we want to get out to Emera Maine customers is that if the winds stay that strong for a prolonged period of time, which it sounds like they may, folks should batten down the hatches and plan to probably be without power into Tuesday,” said Potts.
Crews will work as quickly and as safely as possible to restore power.
Potts also reminds people to make sure generators are well ventilated and to never touch downed power lines.