CenterPoint Energy Gears Up for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season officially begins today, and just as CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:  CNP) has an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP), the company urges customers to have their own emergency plan ready to implement should a hurricane strike, particularly if they depend on electricity for life-sustaining equipment. Customers need to be prepared to be without power for two weeks or possibly longer depending on the severity of the storm.

“Because no two storms are alike, it’s not possible to forecast in advance what the exact damage to our electric system could be and how long the outages could last,” said Scott Prochazka, division senior vice president of Electric Operations for CenterPoint Energy. “But it’s important for customers to be prepared to be without power based on the following guidelines:”

Read the full release here.

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