Updated 10/29/2012 11:38 AM
Central Hudson monitoring Sandy
Utility crews with Central Hudson have been monitoring Sandy for days. They say they're ready for whatever the storm brings. John Maserjian, from Central Hudson, spoke to us on the phone.
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HUDSON VALLEY -- Utility crews with Central Hudson have been monitoring Sandy for more than a week. They say they're ready for whatever the storm brings and have implemented their emergency storm plan.
The utility company says all employees, including non-field crews, have been trained to pitch in. Even so, they also say they're depending on crews from all across the country to help out with Sandy's expected impact.
They ask residents to stay inside if at all possible and to report power outages and downed lines.
"Stay at least 30 feet away from downed power lines, even more if they're wet and they're likely to be with the rain that's forecast. A live line touching the ground can actually energize the ground so you want to stay as far back as possible and especially be weary of standing water, puddles or even flood conditions," said John Maserjian, Central Hudson spokesman.
Maserjian also says general restoration of power for those who lose it will have to wait until winds die down.
Visit www.cenhud.com/ for information from Central Hudson.