With COVID-19 being the topic of conversation for the last few months, it may be easy to overlook hurricane season, which is rapidly approaching. June through November is the time of year when Texans are at greatest risk. According to the National Weather Service, on average, 6 out of 12 tropical storms formed over the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, or Gulf of Mexico become hurricanes. Typically, hurricanes may not make it to San Antonio, but heavy rainfall and strong winds are always a possibility.
May 3-9 is National Hurricane Preparedness Week. To help you get through a potential power outage, be sure to be prepared with the following items:
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers additional tips on how to prepare for and protect yourself during a power outage.
Watch this video to learn how our energy advisors prepare to assist you during power outages:
As is the case with any major storm producing strong winds and lightning, the risk of power outages is possible. Whether it’s a hurricane or other adverse weather condition, our crews take the responsibility of keeping the lights on serious. Navigating flooded roads, heavy traffic and adverse weather conditions are all obstacles our crews may face as they work to get the lights back on. It’s a job in which they take great pride. Keep them in mind when you see them working near the roadway. The Move Over, Slow Down law now applies to utility workers, help us keep them safe.
We encourage you to take steps now to make sure you and your loved ones are prepared for hurricane season. Stay safe, San Antonio.