EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS
Extreme weather events are becoming increasingly common and causing more widespread damage at higher costs. Ontario has been particularly hard hit, and Burlington has been no exception. This new section on burlingtonhydro.com provides details of high profile weather events and the related power restoration efforts. Three recent extreme weather events are reviewed here, two that occurred in Burlington, and one in New York, which Burlington Hydro and other Ontario utilities responded to with restoration support. Written recaps, images and videos, as available, are featured for each event.
December 2013 Ice Storm
The December 2013 Ice Storm was the most intensive storm-related power restoration work in recent history for the City of Burlington, which ran 24/7 engaging every member of the Burlington Hydro operations team, as well as the support of City of Burlington staff, neighbouring utilities and contractors.
July 2013 Wind Storm
Burlington Hydro completed power restoration after the July 22 Wind Storm that left 18,000 customers without electricity. Outages were reported across the city, with the most severe damage in Aldershot, Lowville, Cedar Springs between Side Road 1 and 2, and on a section of Appleby Line between Corporate Dr. and Mainway.
October 2012 Hurricane Sandy
Burlington Hydro sends a nine man crew for 11 days in Long Island, New York in November 2012 to help restore power in the regions devastated by Hurricane Sandy, providing much needed relief to the hardest-hit areas.