Nova Scotia Power mobilizing around 1,000 personnel to respond to hurricane Dorian

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Nova Scotia Power is activating its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) on Friday in response to hurricane Dorian’s expected arrival in the province this weekend.According to N.S Power, the EOC is the nerve centre for outage restoration planning and response and is staffed with employees representing all aspects of the company.Nova Scotia Power said it will operate its EOC until the last customer is safely restored.Story continues below

READ MORE: Hurricane Dorian headed to the Maritimes and eastern Quebec“We have been tracking Dorian closely and preparing for several days,” said Karen Hutt, president and CEO of Nova Scotia Power.“We know this type of weather can cause fallen trees on lines and damage to our equipment, resulting in outages. We are mobilizing close to 1,000 personnel to respond to hurricane Dorian, and we will be ready to safely restore power to customers as quickly as possible.”Hutt said the company’s preparation include bringing in several hundred power line technicians from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario and Quebec.WATCH: Aerial images reveal widespread destruction of Abaco Islands by Dorian

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