The past several months have been different in so many ways. Personally, we have learned about social distancing and protecting the health of our families. Professionally, we have learned to work from home or social distance while continuing to work.
Many things in our lives remain the same and are challenges that we still have to plan for and manage, like hurricane season. Unfortunately, the season started early this year with a named storm in the Atlantic Ocean in May before the official start of the season on June 1. COVID-19 just adds to the concern of a hurricane this summer and the damage it can cause.
In April, we learned some key social distancing lessons after we repaired our system in the aftermath of four devastating tornadoes. Those lessons include how to assign our line crews, so they are working in specific zones, limiting their interactions with one another. We also provided meals on their job sites instead of offering them at our offices, further maintaining social distancing.
If we have a major hurricane, there will be challenges. As always, we encourage you to prepare for hurricane season by making a supply kit and a family action plan. Power outages can last several days after a hurricane. We've shared information on preparing for hurricane season on our social media sites and have detailed information on our prepared.dixieepa.com website. We also have brochures available; contact us and we will be happy to send those to you.
Preparing for hurricane season is important every year. It is especially critical this year while social distancing remains a best practice, so individuals can avoid long lines to get supplies. As always, we are making our preparations here at Dixie Electric and will be ready to respond.