TGIF! Plans this weekend?
We have suggestions. With warm temperatures and up to 10 inches of snow (YAY!) in the forecast, we want to make sure you’re prepared for possible outages. Trees are heavy with snow and leaning towards power lines – more snow will increase the likelihood of outages from trees in power lines.
So, let’s get prepared for ALL the snow. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.
- PREPARE: Do you have an outage kit? The extensive Emergency Outage Kit is a great resource.
- CONNECT: Do we have your current contact information? When you call (907) 452-1151 and report an outage, the system matches your phone number with your address. Because the system is automated we can handle 100s of calls per minute and using the information from callers we can determine the size of the outage and narrow down the location of the disruption.
- Pro tip: connect with us and update your current contact information here.
- BE INFORMED: When an outage is reported, we immediately post at https://outage.gvea.com/. This map notes the location of outages, the number of members who are affected and when crews are assigned to respond.
Now that you’re ready, relax and enjoy the warm temperatures and snow.
Oh, wait! Your power goes out, and as soon as this happens you’d like to know for how long. We understand! The #1 question we hear is, “How long will my power be out?” We get it, but unfortunately a number of factors contribute to outages and restoring power. When your power goes out, crews are immediately dispatched to troubleshoot and repair outages. They safely work to restore power as quickly as possible, but it takes time.
Now we’re ready for the weekend!