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Eversource Ready to Respond to Effects of Hurricane Lee

Sep 14, 2023

Storm storm preparedness storm tips

Energy company reminds customers to also prepare

MANCHESTER, N.H. (September 14, 2023) – As Hurricane Lee makes its way north with an uncertain track, Eversource continues to closely monitor several forecasts and prepare accordingly. The energy company is ready to respond to any power outages caused by the storm’s high winds that are expected to impact New Hampshire primarily on Saturday. Eversource is positioning line and tree crews across the state as well as bringing in additional lineworkers to assist with the restoration and get power back on for customers as quickly and safely as possible.

“We’ve been watching Hurricane Lee for more than a week and there is still some uncertainty with the forecast and its track.  The high winds Lee could bring combined with the saturated ground from all the recent rain that has loosened tree roots have the potential to bring down trees and limbs onto electric lines and equipment causing outages,” said Eversource New Hampshire President of Electric Operations Doug Foley. “We’ve gone through our storm checklists, and we’re fully stocked with utility poles, wire and other necessary materials. Crews will be staged around the state with a heavy emphasis in the areas expecting the highest winds, particularly the Seacoast and other eastern areas of the state – so they’re ready to restore power as soon as it’s safe to do so.”

Customers are encouraged to also prepare for the storm by assembling or restocking a storm kit, which should include essentials like flashlights, batteries, water, non-perishable foods, pet food and any needed medications. In addition, make sure cell phones and devices are fully charged, create an emergency plan with family members and prepare to check on elderly neighbors and friends.

Storm preparedness tips.

Eversource reminds customers to always stay clear of downed wires and to report them immediately to 9-1-1. Be sure to report any outage online, or by calling 800-662-7764. Customers can also download Eversource’s mobile app or sign up for the company’s two-way texting to report and check outages in the event they do occur.

Additional preparedness tips can be found online.

Eversource (NYSE: ES), celebrated as a national leader for its corporate citizenship, is the #1 energy company in Newsweek’s list of America’s Most Responsible Companies for 2023 and recognized as one of America’s Most JUST Companies. Celebrated as a national leader for its corporate citizenship, Eversource is New Hampshire’s largest electric utility, serving nearly 535,000 homes and businesses in 211 cities and towns, and also supplies water to approximately 10,300 homes and businesses in eight communities. Eversource is proud to be recognized as the #1 contributor to United Way in New Hampshire. Eversource harnesses the commitment of approximately 9,900 employees across three states to build a single, united company around the mission of safely delivering reliable energy and water with superior customer service. The #1 energy efficiency provider in the nation, the company is empowering a clean energy future in the Northeast, with nationally recognized energy efficiency solutions and successful programs to integrate new clean energy resources like solar, offshore wind, electric vehicles and battery storage, into the electric system. For more information, please visit, and follow us on X, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. For more information on our water services, visit

William Hinkle