Orange & Rockland May Move To Storm Alert For Hurricane Joaquin

Orange & Rockland Utilities is alerting the community that the company’s 1,100 employees will be on readiness status this afternoon in anticipation of possible electric and gas system damage due to Hurricane Joaquin. The employees will be on alert whether O&R’s Storm Watch will be upgraded to Storm Alert by 6 p.m. this evening. Officials are projecting the hurricane’s trajectory has moved farther east and will not make direct landfall in the area, however and rain could soften the ground and make trees unstable, becoming easy to topple by high winds. The press release states that the first-response team is ready to make any repairs due to storm-related damage. To report outages, visit the O&R website at or call customer service at 1-877-434-4100.

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