HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) - Dominion Virginia Power and Dominion NC Power are preparing for Hurricane Sandy by requesting additional workers from other states to assist local crews.
Report outages or downed lines by calling 1-866-DOM-HELP.
Dominion urges its customers follow these steps before the brunt of the storm hits the east coast:
- Establish an online account with Dominion
- Make sure all Dominion account information is current
- Assemble an emergency kit, including water, flashlights, radio, extra batteries, medicine, cash and nonperishable food items
If electricity is interrupted during the storm, call Dominion at 1-866-DOM-HELP or go to www.dom.com . Turn off all major appliances, and unplug others.
After the storm, treat all fallen wires as though they are energized. Never operate a generator inside your home or an enclosed space.
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